COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness but new research is emerging which suggests that the GI tract may be involved. A study published in the Journal ‘Gut’ has found an association between the gut microbiome and COVID-19 host immune responses. This study concluded that gut microbiota dysbiosis after COVID-19 resolution could contribute to persistent symptoms indicating a need to understand how gut microorganisms are involved in inflammation and COVID-19.
Reference: Yun Kit Yeoh et al. Gut microbiota composition reflects disease severity and dysfunctional immune responses in patients with COVID-19
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