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Correlation of Abdominal Findings with Inflammatory Markers in Patients with COVID-19

Mehmet Mustafa Altintas, Ayşegül Karadayı Büyüközsoy, Ömer Aydıner, Aytac Emre Kocaoglu, Fırat Mülküt, Selçuk Kaya, Ayhan Çevik, Yetkin Özcabı, Gülfem Basol.

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Objective: Present the abdominal findings of patients who were admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 infection and had abdominal pain to demonstrate the relationship between the severity and prognosis of the disease and inflammatory parameters and discuss this relationship in the light of the literature.
Study Design: Retrospective study.
Place and Duration of Study: General Surgery Clinic, Kartal Dr Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey. From April 2020 to December 2020.
Methods: We examined the relationships between demographic characteristics, thoracic and abdominal findings (bowel wall abnormalities, intra-abdominal fluid, and bile stasis), CRP, D-dimer, length of hospital stay, need for intensive care, and mortality.
Results: Of 60 patients positive for COVID-19, 35 were male (58%), 25% were female (42%). The mean length of hospital stay was 8.8 days (range 3 to 37 days). The relationship between advanced age and the need for intensive care was found to be significantly high (p500 ng/ml which was found to be statistically significant (p

Key words: COVID-19 infection, abdominal pain, D-dimer, C-reactive protein

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