Covid-19 Outbreak and IBD Patient: A challenge

Maha M Maher, Hazem M Rizk


The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has developed as a intense challenge for healthcare systems allover the world. COVID-19 can be associated with gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation as SARS-CoV-2 enters cells via its receptor the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, which is expressed on GI cells. There was a great demand to clarify the impact of COVID-19 on patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly those on immunosuppressive medications.


COVID-19; IBD; Corticosteroids; Immunosuppressives


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