Gut health gets compromised in severe COVID-19 infection: Study

Feb 19, 2022

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study of samples of intestines from people who have died of COVID-19 has shown the impact on the gut immune system. The study looked at samples of the gastrointestinal tract from patients who died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. Researchers observed that the system that would normally regulate the composition of the microbial communities - otherwise known as Peyer's Patches - were severely disrupted in severe COVID-19. While severe COVID-19 can lead to breathing problems and high fever, some patients can experience diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, which suggests the involvement of the gastrointestinal tract.