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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease affects multiple organs, including anomalies in liver function. In this review we summarize the knowledge about liver injury found during severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection with special attention paid to possible mechanisms of liver damage and abnormalities in liver function tests allowing for the evaluation of the severity of liver disease. Abnormalities in liver function observed in COVID-19 disease are associated with the age and sex of patients, severity of liver injury, presence of comorbidity and pre-treatment. The method of antiviral treatment can also impact on liver function, which manifests as increasing values in liver function tests. Therefore, analysis of variations in liver function tests is necessary in evaluating the progression of liver injury to severe disease. ┬ęThe Author(s) 2021. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.


Dagmara Przekop, Ewa Gruszewska, Lech Chrostek. Liver function in COVID-19 infection. World journal of hepatology. 2021 Dec 27;13(12):1909-1918

PMID: 35069997

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