Ischemic Colitis induced by COVID-19: A Case Report

Authors

  • Unaib Rabbani
  • Abdulrhman Aldukhayel
  • Abdulhamid F Alresheedi

Keywords:

COVID-19, Complication, Gastrointestinal, Ischemic Colitis

Abstract

COVID-19 has been associated with coagulation disorders which add further to the morbidity and mortality caused by the disease itself. Ischemic colitis can result from hypercoagulable states. In this report we present a rare case of ischemic colitis induced by COVID-19 in 27-year-old male. Patient presented with severe generalized abdominal pain. CT abdomen showed filling defects, absent enhancement indicating venous bowel ischemia. CT-angiograph revealed complete thrombosis of portal, splenic, superior and inferior mesenteric veins. Patient was shifted to intensive care unit and kept nothing per orum. He was given Heparin, tramadol and paracetamol intravenously. COVID-19 Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) was positive. He was then given Favipiravir through nasogastric (NG) tube. On 4th day NG was removed and patient was subsequently discharged on 9th day. COVID-19 may lead to hypercoagulable states and gastrointestinal complications. COVID-19 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms should be evaluated carefully for possible ischemia.

Published

2022-04-27 — Updated on 2022-04-30

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Rabbani, U. ., Aldukhayel, A. ., & Alresheedi , A. F. . (2022). Ischemic Colitis induced by COVID-19: A Case Report . Annals of King Edward Medical University, 28(1), 119-122. Retrieved from https://annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/5007 (Original work published April 27, 2022)

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