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Relation between Liver Enzyme Levels and Corona Virus Clinical Course

Author(s): Emma Walk

Since its discovery, the Covid 19 infection has been spreading globally and posing a hazard to human health. This disease began in China and quickly spread throughout the world, affecting millions of people. Infection with Covid 19 affects several systems in the human body, causing organ failure. It affects the circulatory, hepatic, renal, and haematological systems, causing respiratory discomfort, particularly with pneumonia. Covid 19 illnesses are associated with elevated liver tests, the origin of which is unknown. It's thought to be caused by the Sars Cov-2 virus's direct pathogenic effects, pharmacological side effects in moderate and severe covid 19 patients, a systemic inflammatory response, or hypoxia. However, it's unclear if this increase in liver enzymes worsens the condition. Previous research on the sars coronavirus has suggested that liver enzymes may be increased in sars patients. In another investigation, it was discovered that individuals with covid 19 had higher liver enzyme levels such as aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) and Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), suggesting that the infection could cause liver damage.

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