Acute liver injury
According to statistics from Reuters Health, up to 54% of Covid-19 patients have abnormal progress in liver enzymes.
Recently, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) also conducted a survey on 1,000 Covid-19 patients in this country, liver damage was detected in about 20% of patients.
Currently, scientists are continuing to conduct studies, to determine whether liver damage is directly related to the virus that causes Covid-19, or is caused by another factor. However, one thing is for sure, people with underlying medical conditions, including liver disease, are at a higher risk of developing Covid-19 disease and progression than other Covid-19 infected patients, if not well controlled.
So in the context of the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, patients with liver dysfunction need to pay attention to carefully monitor their health status, use liver-protective drugs when necessary. Patients with severe liver damage should have an artificial liver hemodialysis system, which removes inflammatory mediators and prevents the cytokine storm (or cytokine release syndrome) that can be dangerous for the liver and other tissues. another agency.