UNCOMMON MANIFESTATIONS of COVID-19 Recent findings suggest that a significant number of people with COVID-19 may experience digestive symptoms. New research data says that out of all the patients who approached for medical care half of them have come up with the symptoms of the digestive system, such as loss of appetite and diarrhea. As the world races to find the best ways to cope with the new coronavirus, researchers continue to contribute to our understanding of COVID-19, the disease that the virus causes. The exact symptoms are the main point of interest. As with many other viral infections, SARS-CoV-2 infections cause different symptoms in different people. But WHICH SYMPTOMS ARE THE MOST COMMON? According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO), three of the most common symptoms are fever, coughing, and some difficulty breathing. However, people with COVID-19 have reported many other symptoms, including digestive ones. While the WHO still consider digestive symptoms to be uncommon, a new study from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19 suggests that such symptoms may be more widespread than specialists had thought. Digestive symptoms in 50.5% of patients were observed. The expert group behind this new study — the findings of which appear in The American Journal of Gastroenterology — analyzed data from 204 people who received medical care for COVID-19 between January 18 and February 28, 2020. The patients had an average age of 52.9 years, and of the total, 107 were male and 97 female. When they presented to a hospital, 103 of the 204 people — or 50.5% — were experiencing digestive symptoms. The main symptom reported was diarrhea, and other symptoms included vomiting, in four individuals, and abdominal pain, in two. Moreover, the digestive symptoms among the larger group grew more severe as the severity of COVID-19 increased the researchers' report.




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Everyday a new symptomology of COVID 19 has emerged , more cases are asymptomatic ,a great challenge ahead of researchers and clinicians , you are facing a known virus or chemical weapon changing his sign and symptoms regularly and constantly. Digestive symptoms are also a part of various other sings or symptoms .

Thanks Dr Shivraj Agarwal

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Interesting era of covid we have to be careful slight doubt investigate

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A bit of confusion, but is better if the new discovery goes on for clear managament.. Good posting Dr

Investigations for new cases of IBD to be made after test of COVID-19 in cases of diarrhoea/ vomiting

Thanks Dr. Kalyani Sonawane, Dr. Irfan Khan

Yes, it happens but it is seen abroad. No such patient has been seen here,

It is a challenge to day to understand typical symptomology of covid19 As it is changing as the day passes Asymptomatic status gets evolved and comes with different presentation and on screening turns outs covid19

Thanx dr Vipin Bihari Jain

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Yes there might be diarrhoea. That's in some foreign countries they have found presence Corona Virus in Sewage water.

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