Covid-19 and GIT Manifestations
Author(s): Kajal Bansal* and Sonali Choudhari
A severe coronavirus infection is currently producing a worldwide pandemic. The initial method for restricting the virus's transmission has been to advise people to practice vaccination, which entails limiting social gatherings, minimizing public appearances, instituting social distance, & wearing masks as much as possible. Despite this, COVID-19 positive people who are asymptomatic can spread the virus. It has varied effects on different people. The majority of patients have a fever & a respiratory infection, but some may have diarrhoea, vomiting, & stomach pain. The incubation period, on the other hand, might last anywhere from 2 to 14 days without causing any symptoms. It's especially true in the case of GI symptoms, where the patient can continually shed the virus even after the lung symptoms have gone away. Given the high number of patients infected with COVID-19 who report with gastrointestinal symptoms, patients should be screened for GI symptoms. Every organ must be identified since it has the ability to contribute to community health problems & plays significant role in illness monitoring & management. This quick overview's purpose is to keep you informed about the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection on Gastroenterology and Hepatology departments, along with our new working techniques. The goal of this study is to provide current information on covid 19 symptoms in liver & gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as the pandemic's impact on prevention & treatment measures, with an emphasis on how existing procedures have been modified and what modifications may remain in the long term. This review provides gastroenterologists with new clinically relevant information.