Omar S Mansour*
Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic General Surgeon, Assistant Professor and Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Al Balqa Applied University, Al Salt, Jordan
*Corresponding Author: Omar S Mansour, Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic General Surgeon, Assistant Professor and Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Al Balqa Applied University, Al Salt, Jordan.
Received: April 28, 2021; Published: May 01, 2021
Keywords: COVID-19; Complications; GORD; Anal Fissure; Constipation
Since the breakout of COVID-19 infection, our surgical practice had changed dramatically due to the fast spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus . Although COVID-19 infection is usually a respiratory disease, it was reported before that it can present as DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation) especially in life threatening infections . It has also been reported that gastrointestinal symptoms can present in around 80% of hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 infections . In my colorectal clinic, I reviewed few COVID-19 patients suffering from co-existing or post COVID-19 gastrointestinal complications. Few had exacerbating of already diagnosed conditions, while others had new onset diseases and symptoms. Most of these patients had a variety of different GI complications that lasted for more than 6 weeks post COVID-19 infection diagnosis confirmed with PCR testing.
Citation: Omar S Mansour. “Gastrointestinal Complications Post COVID-19 Infection Can be Quite Challenging and Variable in Nature”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.6 (2021): 01-02.
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