Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Severe SARS-CoV-2

Chiranjeevi Gadiparthi, Abhilash Perisetti, Hari Sayana, Benjamin Tharian, Sumant Inamdar, Andrew Korman

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal symptoms are common and frequently reported in Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is unclear if SARS-CoV-2 is associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Nevertheless, GIB in COVID-19 patients poses unique challenges to patients due to high-risk of concomitant respiratory failure and to endoscopy personnel due to risk of airborne transmission during endoscopic procedures. Many management issues related to COVID-19 are still being studied. In this case series, we attempt to discuss the important clinical implications related to the management of GIB in COVID-19 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1283-1285
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume115
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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