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Atypical manifestations of COVID-19 in general practice: a case of gastrointestinal symptoms.
BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Aug 27; 13(8)BC

Abstract

During the previous months, we have seen the rapid pandemic spread of SARS-CoV-2. Despite being considered a respiratory virus, it has become clear that other clinical presentations are possible and some of these are quite frequent. In this paper, a case of a man in his late 70s showing atypical symptoms in general practice is presented. Apart from fever, the patient complained of diarrhoea, borborygmus, loss of appetite and nausea. He developed no respiratory symptoms during his disease. Due to his symptoms, malignant disease was suspected, and he was referred for further testing which revealed typical COVID-19 findings on a chest CT scan. The occurrence of atypical symptoms is discussed, including the importance of recognising these in an ongoing pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

General Medicine, Hospitalsenhed Midt, Viborg, Denmark sardam.w@hotmail.com.Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32859618

Citation

Wahab, Sardam Faraidon, and Brian Bridal Løgstrup. "Atypical Manifestations of COVID-19 in General Practice: a Case of Gastrointestinal Symptoms." BMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 8, 2020.
Wahab SF, Løgstrup BB. Atypical manifestations of COVID-19 in general practice: a case of gastrointestinal symptoms. BMJ Case Rep. 2020;13(8).
Wahab, S. F., & Løgstrup, B. B. (2020). Atypical manifestations of COVID-19 in general practice: a case of gastrointestinal symptoms. BMJ Case Reports, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-237520
Wahab SF, Løgstrup BB. Atypical Manifestations of COVID-19 in General Practice: a Case of Gastrointestinal Symptoms. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Aug 27;13(8) PubMed PMID: 32859618.
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