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Uncommon presentation of COVID-19: Gastrointestinal bleeding.
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Journalclinics and research in hepatology and gastroenterology2.718Date
2020 May 21
4 months ago
Type
Case Report
Volume
2020-09 / 44 : e72-e76
Author
Gulen M 1, Satar S 2
Affiliation
  • 2. Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mithat Ozhan avenue, 01370 Adana, Turkey.
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PMIDMESH
Betacoronavirus
Coronavirus Infections
Diarrhea
Electrocardiography
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Humans
Lung
Male
Melena
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia
Pandemics
Pneumonia, Viral
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tachycardia, Sinus
Abstract
The COVID-19 outbreak has become a pandemic that is threatening global health. The typical clinical manifestations were fever, cough, dyspnea, and myalgia or fatigue. Digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain usually accompany respiratory symptoms. However gastrointestinal bleeding as the first symptom is not reported. Here we reported a case of COVID-19 with gastrointestinal bleeding as the initial symptom to the emergency department with a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test positive, and normal thorax tomography. The case demonstrate that; clinicians should be alerted to patients about COVID-19 when referring to atypical symptoms and every patient undergoing endoscopy should be considered potentially infected or can infect others.
Keywords: COVID-19 Emergency Endoscopy Gastrointestinal bleeding
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