Inflammatory disorders

COVID-19: Enzyme targeted by virus also influences gut inflammation

An enzyme that helps COVID-19 (coronavirus) infect the body also plays a role in inflammation and patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the ...

Gastroenterology

Q&A: Irritable bowel syndrome and lifestyle changes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and my primary care doctor recommended that I manage the condition without medication. Is that typical or will I also need medication to control my symptoms?

Medical research

Preclinical study offers hope for Hirschsprung's disease

Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a laboratory that investigates the therapeutic potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus infection in children—it may not start with a cough

Children suffering from sickness and diarrhea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to coronavirus, should be suspected of being infected with COVID-19, recommends a new study published in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

GI symptoms and potential fecal transmission in coronavirus patients

The world is bracing for the impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has now spread to over 30 countries, infecting more than 80,000 people with over 2,600 deaths globally. A better understanding of how this virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Latest coronavirus study implicates fecal transmission

Diarrhea may be a secondary path of transmission for the novel coronavirus, scientists said Friday following the publication of the latest study reporting patients with abdominal symptoms and loose stool.

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