Q&A: We must ‘outsmart the virus’: Strategy needed to curb risk for long COVID, GI issues

Infection with SARS-CoV-2 increased the risk for long-term gastrointestinal problems within 1 year, including motility disorders, acute pancreatitis and liver disease, according to a study published in Nature Communications.“There are a lot of different hypotheses to explain why SARS-CoV-2, which we all thought of as a respiratory virus that leads to pneumonia or other respiratory problems, can actually result in GI disorders,” Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, chief of research and development service at Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System and clinical epidemiologist at WashingtonRead More

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