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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2020, 8(1), 35-38
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-8-1-7
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Are My Patients with Celiac Disease at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Virus?

Lerner Aaron1,

1Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Pub. Date: April 27, 2020

Cite this paper:
Lerner Aaron. Are My Patients with Celiac Disease at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Virus?. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2020; 8(1):35-38. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-8-1-7

Abstract

COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), is now a worldwide spreading pandemic. Most of the attention is directed to the upper and lower respiratory airways, however, it appears that the gastrointestinal tract is also inoculated and infected. In this regards, celiac disease patients are a potential high-risk group for the corona virus infection and the endoscopist communities should be aware of their professional risks.

Keywords:
celiac disease covid-19 SARS-CoV-2 corona virus high risk immune deficiency gastrointestinal endoscopy

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