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Consider COVID-19 if you see a case of acute hepatitis: Suggests NY case

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A woman presented to the emergency department with elevated liver enzyme levels and dark urine. She developed fever on day 2 of care, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus, reported researchers at Northwell Health, in Hempstead, New York.

The case, published online in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is by far the first documented case where a patient with COVID-19 has presented with acute hepatitis as the primary symptom before developing respiratory symptoms. Previous data have shown that the most common early indications of COVID-19 are respiratory symptoms with fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, and cough, with imaging results consistent with pneumonia. Liver enzyme abnormalities are not uncommon in the COVID-19 disease course… (Medscape)

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