Covid-19 and alimentary tract : current evidence and recent recommendations
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The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), first reported in China, in December 2019 and since then the digestive tract involvement of COVID-19 has been progressively described.
In this review, I summed recent studies, which have addressed the pathophysiology of COVID-19-induced gastrointestinal symptoms, their prevalence, and bowel pathological and radiological findings of infected patients.
The effects of gut microbiota on SARS-CoV-2 and the challenges of nutritional therapy of the infected patients are depicted.
Moreover, I provide a concise summary of the recommendations on the management of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, and performing endoscopy in the COVID era.
Finally, the COVID pancreatic relation was explored.
Conclusions: digestive symptoms in COVID-19 patients can be the only manifestation and they may be correlated with worse clinical outcomes.
The likelihood of fecal-oral transmission of COVID-19 has significant consequences and requires further research.
A clear link may exist between the gut microbiome and COVID-19 progression and it may have a therapeutic and prognostic value.
No evidence for an increased frequency of covid-19 cases in IBD and stopping immunosuppressive medications is not advised.
Triage and risk assessment of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 before endoscopy is essential; deferral of elective endoscopies should be considered.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Yusuf, Walid Ibrahim. 2021. Covid-19 and alimentary tract : current evidence and recent recommendations. al-Kindy College Medical Journal،Vol. 17, no. 2, pp.62-72.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Yusuf, Walid Ibrahim. Covid-19 and alimentary tract : current evidence and recent recommendations. al-Kindy College Medical Journal Vol. 17, no. 2 (2021), pp.62-72.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Yusuf, Walid Ibrahim. Covid-19 and alimentary tract : current evidence and recent recommendations. al-Kindy College Medical Journal. 2021. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp.62-72.
Includes bibliographical references : p. 67-72
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