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Study: Chronic GI Disorders Surfaced Months After COVID  MedPage Today

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Four in 10 COVID-19 patients from disadvantaged communities developed new post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, including functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers found in a retrospective study.

In a survey of 200 individuals, 39.5% developed de novo post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, with 58 reporting FD-like complaints, two reporting IBS-like complaints, and 19 reporting both, according to researchers led by Christopher Vélez, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues.

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