Patients presenting with COVID-19, GI symptoms have reduced mortality

Patients with COVID-19 who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms had reduced mortality, according to research published in Gastroenterology.Saurabh Mehandru, MD, from the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explored how an intestinal infection with SARS-CoV-2 affected disease pathogenesis.First, they collected intestinal biopsies from 19 patients with COVID-19 and 10 uninfected control individuals for microscopic examination, CyTOF analysis and RNA sequencing.Researchers detected SARS-CoV-2 in small intestinal epithelial cells in 14 of 16 patientsRead More

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