Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 28 Apr, 2020

Extra-pulmonary disease has been observed in patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this publication, the gastrointestinal (GI) complications of patients with severe COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Massachusetts General Hospital between March 13thand April 12th, 2020 are described. 

During this time period, 141 patients were admitted to the ICU with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection confirmed by reverse-transcriptase–polymerase- chain-reaction (RT-PCR) testing. The median (interquartile range [IQR]) age was 57 years, 65% of them were males, and 45% had GI symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting) on hospital presentation. The median (IQR) Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score upon admission to the ICU was 5, and 128 (91%) required mechanical ventilation. A total of 104 patients (74%) developed at least one GI complication.


In this file you can find all the gastrointestinal complications found in the Covid-19 patients listed above.