Favipiravir Induced Acute Pancreatitis in a COVID-19 Patient

Authors

  • AHM Ejrarul Alam Khan Medical officer, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Uzzwal Mallik Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Kamalesh Chandra Basu Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammed Masudul Hasan Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Imran Mahmud Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mirza Mohammad Asif Adnan Assistant registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Mujibur Rahman Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v22i1.51396

Keywords:

COVID-19, gastrointestinal

Abstract

There are a number of gastrointestinal symptoms and complications of COVID-19. Asymptomatic increase in pancreatic enzymes and rarely symptomatic pancreatitis are observed in this disease. This article describes a 37-year-old male suffering from mildly symptomatic COVID-19 infection, who received tablet favipiravir for his management. His condition was improving, when he developed acute pancreatitis, diagnosed clinically, biochemically and also with help of abdominal ultrasound. When he developed this, all typical symptoms of COVID-19 were improved. As a result, role of favipiravir in the development of this pancreatitis was suspected.

J MEDICINE JAN 2021; 22 (1) : 69-71

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Published

2021-01-14

How to Cite

Khan, A. E. A., Hoque, M. M., Mallik, M. U., Basu, K. C., Hasan, M. M., Mahmud, I., Adnan, M. M. A., & Rahman, M. M. (2021). Favipiravir Induced Acute Pancreatitis in a COVID-19 Patient. Journal of Medicine, 22(1), 69–71. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v22i1.51396

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Case Reports