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One in Five COVID-19 Patients Presents With Gastrointestinal Symptoms Only

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Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and appetite loss are gastrointestinal symptoms reported among those with COVID-19 illness. According to a University of Alberta study, these symptoms may be the only ones noted in approximately 16% of COVID-19 patients. Published in Abdominal Radiology, the article included data from 36 studies conducted on COVID-19 symptoms since July 2020.  The findings suggest that healthcare professionals should consider gastrointestinal symptoms during patient screenings, which typically focus on fever, cough, respiratory problems, and fatigue as COVID-19 symptoms. Read more here.

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