COVID-19 and the Digestive System

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Ma C, et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2020 - Review.


The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia in 2019 (Coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) is now threatening global public health. Although COVID-19 is principally defined by its respiratory symptoms, it is now clear that the virus can also affect the digestive system. In this review, we elaborate on the close relationship between COVID-19 and the digestive system, focusing on both the clinical findings and potential underlying mechanisms of COVID-19 gastrointestinal pathogenesis.

PMID:32618648 | DOI:10.14309/ajg.0000000000000691

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