Asociación Española
de Gastroenterología
Páncreas y Vía Biliar
Coordinador: Emma Martínez Moneo
COVID-19 and acute pancreatitis: examining the causality
2021 Enrique de-Madaria Hospital General Universitario de Alicante 474
Revista
Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol

Case reports and retrospective cohort studies have reported an association between acute pancreatitis and COVID-19. As SARS-CoV-2 (the causative agent of COVID-19) receptors are expressed in the pancreas and endothelial damage can occur, this association is plausible. However, this hypothesis has many biases and needs further investigation.