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COVID-19 infection can cause severe diarrhea.

Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus is associated with diarrhea in later stages of the disease.

Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus is associated with diarrhea in later stages of the disease. People infected with the COVID-19 virus experience a wide range of symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and fatigue. WHO categorizes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea as less common symptoms that may show up in infected people.

A study that analyzed GI symptoms and their significance in COVID-19 patients, published in Springer Link, revealed that diarrhea is associated with increased disease severity in COVID-19 infected patients.

Another study published by Wiley also concluded that clinically severe COVID-19 was associated with comorbidities and diarrhea as the gastrointestinal tract is affected by SARS-CoV-2 infection. Further, an NCBI study published in 2020 mentioned that SARS-CoV-2 damages the digestive system directly or indirectly by the inflammatory response leading to diarrhea and increases the severity of COVID-19.

All three studies mentioned that diarrhea is a relatively common symptom of COVID-19 and can worsen in patients hospitalized for a long due to damage caused in the digestive system by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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