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Intriguing Acute Abdomen and Covid-19 in children : A case report
N. Amenzoui1, Kh. Gharib1, S. Kalouche2, A. Chlilek2, F. Ailal1, AA Bousfiha1.
1Covid 19 Unit, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology Department, A. Harouchi Children's Hospital, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca,
2Pediatric intensive care unit, A. Harouchi Children's Hospital, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a worldwide pandemic, manifested commomly by infectious pneumonia, some patients also develop gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic manifestations. To understand the clinical features and possible pathogenic mechanisms leading to gastrointestinal lesions in COVID-19 to formulate therapeutic strategy. Thus, we report the case of a girl with an acute febrile digestive picture revealing COVID19 infection, having direct contact with a COVID-positive person. Surgical exploration was performed when white, on the balance sheet a PCR covid was negative and serology covid 19 (IgM positive and IgG positive). In conclusion, we are slowly starting to understand the complex pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The widespread organo-specific complications of COVID-19, including those of the gastrointestinal system, are now increasingly appreciated. A thorough understanding of the gastrointestinal damage and clinical manifestations of this multi-organ disease remains imperative.

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