Presentation of COVID-19 in a liver transplant recipient
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
20 September 2020
Diarrhea is common after liver transplant. Although the majority of the episodes are experienced during the first year of transplantation, but some of them can be seen at any time after the procedure. Diarrhea can impose a major risk of morbidity and mortality on transplanted patients; so a careful evaluation is required to manage it. There are few studies highlighting the gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19, in particular among immunosuppressed patients. Predominant respiratory symptoms of coronavirus is the reason why GI aspects of the virus are usually overlooked. This study represents a young woman with a history of liver transplant who was referred to the hospital because of diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain attributed to coronavirus infection.
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