Title

COVID-19-Induced Colitis: A Novel Relationship During Troubling Times.

Division

East Florida

Hospital

JFK Medical Center

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

6-23-2021

Keywords

adult gastroenterology, coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), covid19, gastroenterology, gastroenterology and endoscopy, infectious colitis

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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