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Gastrointestinal bleeding as an extrapulmonary effect of COVID-19 infection

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Ahmed Hasan R. Al Zurfi ,Suhad Kadum Ali ,Ali Talib M. Al Masoodi ,Ali Baay


Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a worldwide pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which appear in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late December 2019. On March 11, 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) considered it a global pandemic. Although pneumonia is the most common presentation of COVID-19, GIT is regarded as the most common site for the extrapulmonary manifestation of COVID-19 which includes vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage. In covid-19, GI bleeding can result from multiple factors, isolated or combined This study aimed to evaluate GI bleeding as an extrapulmonary complication among patients with COVID-19 infection

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