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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2020 Mar 23. pii: 40157. doi: 10.5114/ait.2020.93867. [Epub ahead of print]

COVID-19: gastrointestinal symptoms and potential sources of 2019-nCoV transmission.

Abstract

A new type of coronavirus, i.e. se-vere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; formerly known as 2019-nCoV) appeared in December 2019 in the province of Hubei, China, and over the past four months the number of cases of infection has exceeded 240,000 worldwide, leading to a pandemia [1]. At the genetic level, 2019-nCoV is closely related to the SARS-CoV and, to a lesser extent, to MERS-CoV, which appeared as epidemiological threats in recent years in China and the Middle East, respectively. Infections with the Coronaviridae virus family in a small percentage of patients, especially in those over 60 years of age with a positive clinical history, lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome [2].

KEYWORDS:

2019-nCoV transmission; gastrointestinal symptoms; COVID-19

PMID:
32200613
DOI:
10.5114/ait.2020.93867
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