Acute Abdomen and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19: A Case Report and Review of Pathophysiology, Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Abdominal Radiology
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Comments: The Discussion illustrates the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 in the reported patient. This further highlights how the patient manifested the disease and resulted in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), providing relevant literature. The Discussion also provides information on the pathophysiology, gastrointestinal symptoms, and abdominal imaging of COVID-19 in children. Lastly, it states that since acute abdomen can be the clinical presentation of MIS-C, proper diagnosis necessary even in the absence of respiratory symptoms or radiologic chest signs associated with COVID-19.
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Comments: There are few errors found in the manuscript, which are as follows:
· Under Introduction, 2nd paragraph, 1st sentence “prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms is also similar” must be “prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms are also similar”.
· In the 4th paragraph of Case Presentation, “tocilizumab” was misspelled as “tozilizumab”.
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Comments: This case reports a 10-year-old girl who presents COVID-19 in the form of an acute abdomen due to severe sigmoiditis who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome accompanied by shock. The manuscript further discusses the treatment procedure and the recovery of the patients. It also states that a high index suspicion is required for diagnosing COVID-19 in the event of any pediatric acute abdomen or even without in the absence of respiratory symptoms or radiologic chest signs.
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Noela Carrera-Guermeur Rosa-Maria Martin-Crespo-Izquierdo Hilda-Josefa Ramirez-Velandia Maria-Esmeralda Kuan-Arguello Monica Bernabeu-Rodriguez Pilar Zamarron-Fuertes Natalia Ramos-Sanchez Rafael Luque-Mialdea
Corresponding AuthorNoela Carrera-Guermeur
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Toledo, Toledo, Spain
Article TypeCase Report and Review of the Literature
Publication historyReceived: Thu 01, Jul 2021
Accepted: Thu 15, Jul 2021
Published: Mon 02, Aug 2021
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