Volume : 8
Issue : S1
Gastrointestinal and thromboembolic manifestations in COVID-19 Patients: An imaging review
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1Emeritus Professor, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, India.
*Corresponding author: Prof. V.R.K. Rao, MD., FIMSA., FRCP. Emeritus Professor, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 17 August 2020; Revised 20 November 2020; Accepted 23 November 2020; Published 28 November 2020
Citation: Rao VRK. Gastrointestinal and thromboembolic manifestations in COVID-19 Patients: An imaging review. J Med Sci Res. 2020; 8(S1):99-105. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2020/8S1-12
Copyright: © 2020 Rao VRK. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. 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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While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) predominantly involves the respiratory system, it is increasingly recognized that the infection is not restricted to pulmonary system only but other organs are also affected to varying degrees of severity. Gastrointestinal, neurological and cardiac manifestations are reported in addition to dysfunction of hepatic, renal, hematological systems. The wide range of clinical presentations involving multiple organ systems necessitate investigating the causal and association factors of COVID-19 infection. Prompt recognition of the symptoms is necessary for selection of appropriate diagnostic methods and confirmatory tests to reduce delay in initiating the therapy. This manuscript aims to review the spectrum of clinical and imaging aspects of gastrointestinal and thrombo embolic manifestations of COVID-19.
Keywords: coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; gastrointestinal manifestations; thromboembolism