A case report: Respiratory manifestations of covid-19 starting with a gastrointestinal complaint: A coincidence or a correlation?

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Abstract

Background: SARS COV-2 is the cause of the current outbreak of COVID-19. The infection of SARS COV-2 causes changes in the gut-lung axis and the intestinal microbiota pro-inflammatory cytokines interaction which leads to the injury of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the symptoms of COVID-19 outside the respiratory system is a complaint in the GIT. Materials and Methods: We present a COVID-19 case report that begins with a complaint of abdominal pain. Results: There was no previous suspicion of COVID-19, but after a radiological examination and SARS-COV2 positive PCR result, the patient was proven to be suffering from COVID-19. Conclusion: After hospitalization in the ICU for about 14 days, a recovery occurred and the patient was able to go home in a very good clinical condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalAfrican Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • COVID-19
  • Gastrointestinal complaints

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