Gallbladder gangrene reported in five patients after COVID-19 recovery

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Five patients developed gallbladder gangrene after recovering from COVID-19, with doctors at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here saying that it is the first report of such cases in India.

The five patients were successfully treated at the hospital between June and August.

Dr Anil Arora, Chairman of the Institute of Liver, Gastroenterology and Pancreaticobiliary Sciences at the hospital, said, “We successfully treated five such patients between June and August. After recovering from COVID-19, these patients presented with severe inflammation of gallbladder without gallstones resulting in gangrene of gallbladder requiring urgent surgery.”

He claimed it is the first time that cases of gallbladder gangrene have been reported after recovery from COVID-19 infection.

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