COVID-19-Induced Colitis: A Novel Relationship During Troubling Times.
JFK Medical Center
adult gastroenterology, coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), covid19, gastroenterology, gastroenterology and endoscopy, infectious colitis
Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting disease called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has initiated a global health crisis declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the nature of this novel virus unfolds, there have been a variety of extra-pulmonary clinical presentations of COVID-19 affecting the gastrointestinal tract. We present a novel relationship between this disease and its clinical manifestation as COVID-19-induced colitis. Providing insight into this association will invariably facilitate earlier recognition and resultant treatment of COVID-19 along with reducing unintended exposure to healthcare workers.
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Stawinski P, Dziadkowiec KN, Marcus A. COVID-19-Induced Colitis: A Novel Relationship During Troubling Times. Cureus. 2021;13(6):e15870. doi:10.7759/cureus.15870