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Liver Update: A glimpse into COVID-19 in Children with Liver Disease

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The novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) is a global pandemic, which poses a major threat to the general population and for patients with pre-existing chronic conditions. The authors showed data concerning SARS-CoV-2 infection in children with chronic liver disease (CLD).The authors used a literature review from the online database PubMed to review available findings on the relationship between pre-existing liver disease and COVID-19 infection in children.The outcome revealed that children with COVID-19 have maintained effector and immunosuppressive constituents which results in a milder disease in contrast to adults. The most frequently seen hepatic manifestation is an increase in hepatic transaminases. Liver injury may be directly mediated by viral infection of liver cells, by medications or by the chronic hypoxia, common in COVID-19 patients.Thus, it can be summarized that ...
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