Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Case Report
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Feb 24;4(1):60-65
Luigi Urciuoli1*, Elvira Guerriero2
1Department of Radiology, G. Criscuoli Hospital, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino, Italy
2Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
Corresponding Author: Luigi Urciuoli
Address: Department of Radiology, G. Criscuoli Hospital, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino, Italy.
Received date: 08 January 2021; Accepted date: 16 February 2021; Published date: 24 February 2021
Citation: Urciuoli L, Guerriero E. Acute Ischemic Colitis in a Covid-19 Patient. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Feb 24;4(1):60-65.
Copyright © 2021 Urciuoli L, Guerriero E. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: COVID-19, Computed Tomography, Pneumonia, Acute Ischemic Colitis
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a novel strain of coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus has quickly spread around the globe and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Although in COVID-19 respiratory symptoms predominate, there is a relevant body of evidence that initial symptoms and complications of COVID-19 are not limited to the pulmonary system, but can involve also the gastrointestinal tract.
We report a case that presented with ischemic colitis in the setting of PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.