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Diarrhea and Abdominal pain were the only gastrointestinal symptoms with 5.9% prevalence each, out of 187 symptomatic cases.
PMID 33513332
Title Epidemiology and Clinical Course of First Wave Coronavirus Disease Cases, Faroe Islands
Author(s) nameKristiansen MF, Heimustovu BH, Borg SÁ, Mohr TH, Gislason H, Møller LF, Christiansen DH, Steig BÁ, Petersen MS, Strøm M, Gaini S.
Journal Emerg Infect Dis
Impact factor6.81
Citation count1
Date of publishing2021 Mar
Gastrointestinal symptoms cluster was the third frequent cluster with 10% occurrence rate (16,518). Non-communicable diseases (Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity) were more prevalent in symptomatic than presymptomatic cases.
PMID 33434668
Title Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mexico: Symptomatic profiles and presymptomatic people
Author(s) nameFernández-Rojas MA, Luna-Ruiz Esparza MA, Campos-Romero A, Calva-Espinosa DY, Moreno-Camacho JL, Langle-Martínez AP, García-Gil A, Solís-González CJ, Canizalez-Román A, León-Sicairos N, Alcántar-Fernández J.
Journal Int J Infect Dis
Impact factor3.42
Citation count1
Date of publishing2021 Jan 9
A case study of a 52 year old man with SARS-CoV-2 infection who developed vesicular skin eruptions and subsequent GI symptons but not any typical symptoms associated with COVID-19.
PMID 33471878
Title Skin eruption and gastrointestinal symptoms as presentation of COVID-19
Author(s) nameChu S, Christensen LF, Vidmar D.
Journal Cutis
Impact factor0.47
Citation count1
Date of publishing2020 Dec
28.6% of liver transplant recipients with COVID-19 presented diarrhea as a gastrointestinal symptom.
PMID 32891405
Title Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Mortality Rate in Liver Transplant Recipients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Systematic Review and Quantitative Analysis
Author(s) nameFraser J, Mousley J, Testro A, Smibert OC, Koshy AN.
Journal Transplant Proc
Impact factor0.95
Citation count4
Date of publishing2020 Nov
Most common gastrointestinal symptom was Sore throat (13.7%) and least common was Nausea (1.3%) out of 64 symptomatic cases.
PMID 33154280
Title Clinical characteristics, predictors of symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 and duration of hospitalisation in a cohort of 632 Patients in Lagos State, Nigeria
Author(s) nameErinoso OA, Wright KO, Anya S, Bowale A, Adejumo O, Adesola S, Osikomaiya B, Mutiu B, Saka B, Falana A, Ola-Ayinde D, Akase EI, Owuna H, Abdur-Razzaq H, Lajide D, Ezechi O, Ogboye O, Osibogun A, Abayomi A.
Journal Niger Postgrad Med J
Impact factor
Citation count1
Date of publishing2020 Oct-Dec
6 gastrointestinal symptoms were reported in 139 patients.
PMID 32077115
Title Clinical characteristics of 140 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China
Author(s) nameZhang JJ, Dong X, Cao YY, Yuan YD, Yang YB, Yan YQ, Akdis CA, Gao YD.
Journal Allergy
Impact factor8.7
Citation count898
Date of publishing2020 Jul
Statistical analysis of patients with SARS-CoV-2 showing GI symptoms and fever, and infering the risk of severe illness and death.
PMID 32606209
Title GI symptoms and fever increase the risk of severe illness and death in patients with COVID-19
Author(s) nameLiu J, Tao L, Liu X, Yao H, Yu S, Wang Q, Zhang J, Gao Z, Jiang R, Jing W, Liu M.
Journal Gut
Impact factor15.78
Citation count2
Date of publishing2020 Jun 30
The entry of virus through angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 causes digestive symptoms. Patients detected with viral nucleic acid in the feces had longer recovery period as well as higher viral count.
PMID 32301761
Title Digestive Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients With Mild Disease Severity: Clinical Presentation, Stool Viral RNA Testing, and Outcomes
Author(s) nameHan C, Duan C, Zhang S, Spiegel B, Shi H, Wang W, Zhang L, Lin R, Liu J, Ding Z, Hou X.
Journal Am J Gastroenterol
Impact factor6.73
Citation count110
Date of publishing2020 Jun
A 68 year old man positive for SARS-CoV-2 experieced vomitting and fever, no other symptoms were reported.
PMID 32347435
Title SARSCoV2Induced Vomiting as Onset Symptom in a Patient with COVID19
Author(s) nameFu B, Qian K, Fu X.
Journal Dig Dis Sci
Impact factor3.01
Citation count2
Date of publishing2020 Jun
The paper reports that digestive system along with respiratory tract could be a potential route of infection. Hence some patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection might only exhibit Gastrointestinal symptoms without fever or respiratory manifestations.
PMID 32205220
Title Don't Overlook Digestive Symptoms in Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Author(s) nameLuo S, Zhang X, Xu H.
Journal Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
Impact factor5.3
Citation count89
Date of publishing2020 Jun
About 254 patietnts with clinically confirmed Novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia (NCIP) were enrolled in order to study the frequency of GI symptoms in COVID-19 patients.
PMID 32199880
Title Effect of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients With COVID-19
Author(s) nameZhou Z, Zhao N, Shu Y, Han S, Chen B, Shu X.
Journal Gastroenterology
Impact factor15.13
Citation count55
Date of publishing2020 Jun
A 22-yr-old COVID-19 positive man with a travel history to Wuhan had a 4-day history of diarrhoea (34 times a day) and fever (100.94 F) on admission.
PMID 32139552
Title SARS-CoV-2 induced diarrhoea as onset symptom in patient withCOVID-19
Author(s) nameSong Y, Liu P, Shi XL, Chu YL, Zhang J, Xia J, Gao XZ, Qu T, Wang MY.
Journal Gut
Impact factor15.78
Citation count87
Date of publishing2020 Jun
Epidemiological, demographic, clinical and laboratory data of 95 cases with SARS-CoV-2 along with GI manifestations were analysed.
PMID 32241899
Title Gastrointestinal symptoms of 95 cases with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Author(s) nameLin L, Jiang X, Zhang Z, Huang S, Zhang Z, Fang Z, Gu Z, Gao L, Shi H, Mai L, Liu Y, Lin X, Lai R, Yan Z, Li X, Shan H.
Journal Gut
Impact factor15.78
Citation count186
Date of publishing2020 Jun
A 22-yr-old COVID-19 positive man with a travel history to Wuhan had a 4-day history of diarrhoea (34 times a day) and fever (100.94 F) on admission.
PMID 32139552
Title SARS-CoV-2 induced diarrhoea as onset symptom in patient withCOVID-19
Author(s) nameSong Y, Liu P, Shi XL, Chu YL, Zhang J, Xia J, Gao XZ, Qu T, Wang MY.
Journal Gut
Impact factor15.78
Citation count87
Date of publishing2020 Jun
A 68 year old man positive for SARS-CoV-2 experieced vomitting and fever, no other symptoms were reported.
PMID 32347435
Title SARSCoV2Induced Vomiting as Onset Symptom in a Patient with COVID19
Author(s) nameFu B, Qian K, Fu X.
Journal Dig Dis Sci
Impact factor3.01
Citation count2
Date of publishing2020 Jun
The paper reports that digestive system along with respiratory tract could be a potential route of infection. Hence some patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection might only exhibit Gastrointestinal symptoms without fever or respiratory manifestations.
PMID 32205220
Title Don't Overlook Digestive Symptoms in Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Author(s) nameLuo S, Zhang X, Xu H.
Journal Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
Impact factor5.3
Citation count89
Date of publishing2020 Jun
About 254 patietnts with clinically confirmed Novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia (NCIP) were enrolled in order to study the frequency of GI symptoms in COVID-19 patients.
PMID 32199880
Title Effect of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients With COVID-19
Author(s) nameZhou Z, Zhao N, Shu Y, Han S, Chen B, Shu X.
Journal Gastroenterology
Impact factor15.13
Citation count55
Date of publishing2020 Jun
Epidemiological, demographic, clinical and laboratory data of 95 cases with SARS-CoV-2 along with GI manifestations were analysed.
PMID 32241899
Title Gastrointestinal symptoms of 95 cases with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Author(s) nameLin L, Jiang X, Zhang Z, Huang S, Zhang Z, Fang Z, Gu Z, Gao L, Shi H, Mai L, Liu Y, Lin X, Lai R, Yan Z, Li X, Shan H.
Journal Gut
Impact factor15.78
Citation count186
Date of publishing2020 Jun
A 74-yr-old COVID-19 positive man with a travel history to Scotland had a 3-day history of diarrhoea (3 times/day) and vomiting (3 times/day) prior to admission.
PMID 32429041
Title COVID-19 and Gastrointestinal Symptoms-A Case Report
Author(s) nameMackett AJ, Keevil VL.
Journal Geriatrics (Basel)
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Citation count1
Date of publishing2020 May 15
A 74-yr-old COVID-19 positive man with a travel history to Scotland had a 3-day history of diarrhoea (3 times/day) and vomiting (3 times/day) prior to admission.
PMID 32429041
Title COVID-19 and Gastrointestinal Symptoms-A Case Report
Author(s) nameMackett AJ, Keevil VL.
Journal Geriatrics (Basel)
Impact factor
Citation count1
Date of publishing2020 May 15
The study found that apart from respiratory symptoms, digestive distress such as lack of appetite, Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain are also the symptoms associated with COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 associated digestive symptoms were diagnosed at later stages due to lack of knowledge.
PMID 32287140
Title Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients With Digestive Symptoms in Hubei, China: A Descriptive, Cross-Sectional, Multicenter Study.
Author(s) namePan L, Mu M, Yang P, Sun Y, Wang R, Yan J, Li P, Hu B, Wang J, Hu C, Jin Y, Niu X, Ping R, Du Y, Li T, Xu G, Hu Q, Tu L.
Journal Am J Gastroenterol
Impact factor6.73
Citation count326
Date of publishing2020 May
A case study of a 66 yr-old woman infected with an unsual SARS-CoV-2 infection, dominated by gastrointestinal symptoms.
PMID 32250094
Title Gastrointestinal symptoms as the first, atypical indication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection
Author(s) namePazgan-Simon M, Rorat M, Buczyńska I, Zińczuk A, Simon K.
Journal Pol Arch Intern Med
Impact factor3.007
Citation count2
Date of publishing2020 Apr 30
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as Diarrhoea and Nausea was observed in 10% of patients whereas Vomiting and Abdominal pain was seen in 2-3%.
PMID 32031570
Title Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China
Author(s) nameWang D, Hu B, Hu C, Zhu F, Liu X, Zhang J, Wang B, Xiang H, Cheng Z, Xiong Y, Zhao Y, Li Y, Wang X, Peng Z.
Journal JAMA
Impact factor14.78
Citation count4868
Date of publishing2020 Mar 17
Minor gastrointestinal symptoms such as Diarrhoea and Vomiting were reported in the patients.
PMID 32007143
Title Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study
Author(s) nameChen N, Zhou M, Dong X, Qu J, Gong F, Han Y, Qiu Y, Wang J, Liu Y, Wei Y, Xia J, Yu T, Zhang X, Zhang L.
Journal Lancet
Impact factor43.38
Citation count4234
Date of publishing2020 Feb 15
Epidemiological, radiographic, clinical and laboratory data of 7 patients with SARS-CoV-2 along with GI manifestations were analysed.
PMID 32656221
Title Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients With Gastrointestinal Symptoms: An Analysis of Seven Patients in China.
Author(s) nameAi JW, Zi H, Wang Y, Huang Q, Wang N, Li LY, Pei B, Ji J, Zeng XT.
Journal Front Med (Lausanne)
Impact factor3
Citation count4
Date of publishing2020