Spontaneous Rectal Perforation in a Patient with SARS–CoV-2 Infection

Mauro Giuffrè, Alessandro Marco Bozzato, Stefano Di Bella, Alessandro Agostino Occhipinti, Paola Martingano, Marco Francesco Maria Cavallaro, Roberto Luzzati, Fabio Monica, Maria Assunta Cova, Lory Saveria Crocè
2020 Journal of Personalized Medicine  
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is mostly perceived as a respiratory disease. However, there is increasing evidence of patients showing gastrointestinal symptoms, with increasing rates of presentation according to the severity of the disease. In a few cases, the abdominal involvement of COVID-19 resulted in spontaneous bowel perforation. Here, we present in detail the first case of rectal perforation in a patient with COVID-19.
doi:10.3390/jpm10040157 pmid:33049924 fatcat:xbmj6fwnynbijimz6mea3psynm