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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 28, 2020; 26(40): 6270-6278
Published online Oct 28, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i40.6270
Insufficient etiological workup of COVID-19-associated acute pancreatitis: A systematic review
Márk Félix Juhász, Klementina Ocskay, Szabolcs Kiss, Péter Hegyi, Andrea Párniczky
Márk Félix Juhász, Klementina Ocskay, Andrea Párniczky, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Pécs, Medical School, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Szabolcs Kiss, Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged 6720, Hungary
Péter Hegyi, Institute for Translational Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs 7624, Hungary
Andrea Párniczky, Department of Pediatrics, Heim Pál National Institute for Pediatrics, Budapest 1089, Hungary
Author contributions: Juhász MF and Ocskay K contributed equally, as first authors, in the systematic search and selection, data extraction, writing, preparing tables and figures; Kiss S performed the risk of bias assessment and prepared one of the tables; Hegyi P provided critical insight for the focus and writing of the article; Párniczky A contributed to the design and coordinated the writing of the paper.
Supported by European Union (European Regional Development Fund), No. GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00048 and EFOP 3.6.2-16-2017-00006.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Andrea Párniczky, MD, PhD, Doctor, Research Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Heim Pál National Institute for Pediatrics, Üllői Street 86, Budapest 1089, Hungary.
Received: June 17, 2020
Peer-review started: June 17, 2020
First decision: July 28, 2020
Revised: August 11, 2020
Accepted: September 23, 2020
Article in press: September 23, 2020
Published online: October 28, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pandemic spreads, numerous coronavirus disease 2019 patients will be diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (AP). Viral infections are known etiological factors of AP, but taking a look at the available literature several shortcomings of the diagnostic end etiological workups were uncovered, therefore the causative relationship between coronavirus disease 2019 and AP cannot be established. We highlight the fundamental role of guideline adherence in the diagnosis and etiological workup of AP since etiology-specific therapeutic options are available. Identifying underlying etiological factors is the foundation of high-quality patient care in AP.