Gastrointestinal outcomes prevalent among rural patients with COVID-19

Gastrointestinal outcomes prevalent among rural patients with COVID-19

Gastrointestinal manifestations were prevalent among rural patients in Pennsylvania with COVID-19, with around a quarter reporting diarrhea — higher than in past studies — according to data reported in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.The study, which examined characteristics of patients in six hospitals in rural and suburban Pennsylvania, also found that Hispanic individuals were disproportionately affected by the virus.“This is the first study to our knowledge looking at the demographics, clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in rural populations,” saidRead More

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