Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Severe SARS-CoV-2.

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Severe SARS-CoV-2.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jun 04;:

Authors: Gadiparthi C, Perisetti A, Sayana H, Tharian B, Inamdar S, Korman A

Abstract
Gastrointestinal symptoms are common and frequently reported in Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is unclear if SARS-CoV-2 is associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Nevertheless, GIB in COVID-19 patients poses unique challenges to patients due to high-risk of concomitant respiratory failure and to endoscopy personnel due to risk of airborne transmission during endoscopic procedures. Many management issues related to COVID-19 are still being studied. In this case series, we attempt to discuss the important clinical implications related to the management of GIB in COVID-19 patients.

PMID: 32516204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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