HealthDay Reports: New Study Shows Mild COVID-19 Can Appear With Only Gastro Issues
HealthDay reporter Robert Preidt delved into new research that found that some people with COVID-19 only experienced gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, and not the more-common dry cough and fever symptoms.
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When most people think of COVID-19, they imagine symptoms such as a dry cough and high fever. But new research out of China shows that a minority of cases appear with gastrointestinal symptoms only.
In about one-quarter of patients in the new study, diarrhea and other digestive symptoms were the only symptoms seen in mild COVID-19 cases, and those patients sought medical care later than those with respiratory symptoms.