Gastrointestinal symptoms common in COVID-19: study

The research suggests some patients may present with digestive complaints in the absence of respiratory symptoms

Digestive symptoms among patients with COVID-19 may be more common than previously thought, with a study from a Chinese cohort showing half of patients experienced loss of appetite, diarrhoea or vomiting.

The researchers suggest doctors should have a higher index of suspicion when at-risk patients present with fever and digestive symptoms, even in the absence of respiratory symptoms.