Spontaneous intestinal perforation in critical COVID: A case report
Keywords:COVID-19 peritonitis, Spontaneous small bowel perforation, Acute abdomen, Left atrial thrombosis
Spontaneous intestinal perforation is a rare extrapulmonary manifestations of critical COVID-19 case. The pathogenesis of viral etiology is still unclear and association to some essential therapeutic treatment such as steroid or interleukin-9 antagonist is also inconclusive. Surgery is not mandatory If source control and sepsis can be accomplished with available interventions reported in current literatures. This uncommon complication develops either at time of presentation or after hospital admission, both upper and lower gastrointestinal tract1 We reported an ARDS patient experienced cardiac thrombus without valvular defect or arrhythmia who was diagnosed of spontaneous intestinal perforation from acute necrotizing ileitis necessitated damage control surgery.
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