Covid-19 and alimentary tract : current evidence and recent recommendations

Author

Yusuf, Walid Ibrahim

Source

al-Kindy College Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 17, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2021), pp.62-72, 11 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad al-Kindi College of Medicine

Publication Date

2021-12-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

11

Main Topic

Diseases
Medicine

Topics

Abstract EN

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.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274526

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.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274526

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.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274526

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 67-72

Record ID

BIM-1274526