SARS-CoV2 RNA detection in a pancreatic pseudocyst sample

T. Schepis, A. Larghi, A. Papa, L. Miele, F. Panzuto, L. De Biase, B. Annibale, P. Cattani, G. L. Rapaccini

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The involvement of gastrointestinal system in SARS-CoV2 related disease, COVID-19, is increasingly recognized. COVID-19 associated pancreatic injury has been suggested, but its correlation with pancreatic disease is still unclear. In this case report, we describe the detection of SARS-CoV2 RNA in a pancreatic pseudocyst fluid sample collected from a patient with SARS-CoV2 associated pneumonia and a pancreatic pseudocyst developed as a complication of an acute edematous pancreatitis. The detection of SARS-CoV2 within the pancreatic collection arise the question of whether this virus has a tropism for pancreatic tissue and whether it plays a role in pancreatic diseases occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1012
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Covid-19
  • Endoscopic drainage
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • SARS-CoV2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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