COVID-19 and the Digestive System

Chunxiang Ma, Yingzi Cong, Hu Zhang

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1003-1006
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hepatology
    • Gastroenterology


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