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Liver Update: Outcome of COVID-19 for patients with pre-existing digestive diseases

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Plethora of evidence suggest that he risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and complications of COVID-19 in patients increases with pre-existing digestive and has posed a great concern since infection of the gastrointestinal tract was first reported in March, 2020. The increased risk with pre-existing digestive diseases is attributed to immune dysfunction. The current review studied the implications of COVID-19 for patients with pre-existing digestive diseases.A study included 88 747 patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 before May 15, 2020, and showed that there was similarity in susceptibility of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 between those with and without a diagnosis of cirrhosis. Two international registries were formed to obtain data from COVID-19 cases in patients with chronic liver diseases and liver transplant recipients. The outcome from an ...
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