Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 4 Issue 6

Gastrointestinal Complications Post COVID-19 Infection Can be Quite Challenging and Variable in Nature

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 [1]. 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 [2]. It has also been reported that gastrointestinal symptoms can present in around 80% of hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 infections [3]. 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.

References

  1. Omar S Mansour. “Why Surgeons Should Continuously Revise their Basic Medical Knowledge and be Always Medically Updated”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders2 (2021): 1-2.
  2. Omar S Mansour. “Could a Cascade of Overwhelming Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) be the Primary Pathology in Life Threatening COVID-19 Infections?” Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders6 (2020): 06-11.
  3. Haytham MA Kaafaranim., et al. “Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19”. Annals of Surgery 2 (2020): e61-e62.
  4. Omar S Mansour. “Elevated Fecal Calprotectin Levels Can be Misleading if Guidelines are Not Properly Followed". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders3 (2021): 46-47.

Citation

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.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Omar S Mansour. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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