COVID-19: Gastrointestinal symptoms ‘tied to more severe disease’

Two US studies show such symptoms occur in 15-20% of presentations
Reuters Health Staff writer
coronavirus patient wearing mask and clutching abdomen

Gastrointestinal symptoms are common presenting symptoms of COVID-19 infection and are associated with increased disease severity and worse outcomes, two US studies show.

Both studies were presented at the American College of Gastroenterology virtual annual meeting.