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A COVID-19 Young Male Patient with Pneumonia and Liver Injury by Lei Zhao, Liping Huang, Noah J. Signaigo, Kairui Zhai, Ziwen Zhu, Michael D. Sarris, Mark R. Wakefield, Wanchun Yang, Yujiang Fang

Background: COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been inducing an ongoing global health and economic emergency. Although viral pneumonia is the most striking presentation for COVID-19 patients, it has been noticed that some patients may also be accompanied with an abnormal liver function.
Methods: CT was performed in both lungs, and routine bloodwork and the blood metabolic panel were measured.
Results: Here, we report on a young male patient without any history of live diseases who suffered simultaneously both SARS-CoV-2 caused pneumonia and hepatitis as evidenced by increased serum bilirubin together with increased serum transaminases.
Conclusions: Studies on mechanisms whereby SARS-CoV-2 causing liver damages might provide more information about the pathogenesis of COVID-19 and help management of this global health emergency.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2021.200917