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European Coronavirus (COVID-19) in liver disease reporting registry

Updated on: 03 Mar 2021   First published on 23 Mar 2020

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The advent and pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2, and its associated disease state COVID-19, is a major and developing international public health emergency with its epicentre in western Europe. The spectrum of disease and factors that influence the disease course are incompletely defined.

The COVID-Hep Registry is a universal and collaborative registry project to collect data on patients with liver disease at any stage or liver transplants who develop laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Whilst they anticipate most cases will be in Europe, the project team are pleased to encourage reports from worldwide.

Their team aims to capture pre-cirrhotic patients, immunosuppressed liver patients, both compensated and decompensated cirrhotic patients, and those who have already been transplanted. They intend to capture data both for patients who are hospitalised or managed in the community.

Reporting a case takes around 5 minutes. The COVID-Hep team will be pleased to acknowledge all those who contribute in any publication and intend to invite major contributors to join our authorship.

Who is running this project?

This project is being run by the team at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit (TGU), UK. The department is part of Oxford University Hospitals and the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.

Next steps if you wish to be involved

To report a case, follow this link

For frequently asked questions (FAQs), follow this link

To see data and updates, follow this link

To see an example Case Report Form, follow this link


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