Endoscopic Findings in Patients Infected With 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Lombardy, Italy

Sara Massironi, Chiara Viganò, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Elisabetta Filippi, Michela Pagliarulo, Guido Manfredi, Clara Benedetta Conti, Clementina Signorelli, Alessandro Ettore Redaelli, Giulia Bonato, Elena Iiritano, Roberto Frego, Nicola Zucchini, Marco Ungari, Marianna Pedaci, Francesca Bono, Camillo Di Bella, Elisabetta Buscarini, Massimiliano Mutignani, Roberto PenaginiMarco Emilio Dinelli, Pietro Invernizzi

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a major worldwide threat caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), rapidly spreading to a global pandemic. As of May 11, 2020, 4,176,346 cases have been reported worldwide, 219,814 in Italy, and of them, 81,871 occurred in the Lombardy region.1 Although the respiratory manifestations of COVID-19 have been widely described, the impact on the gastrointestinal (GI) system remains less clear. The reported prevalence of digestive symptoms ranges from 3% to 79%, depending on the setting,2–5 but data on GI endoscopic and histologic findings in COVID-19 patients are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe the GI endoscopic and histologic findings in COVID-19 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2375-2377
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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