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Immunopathol Persa. 2021;7(2): e30.
doi: 10.34172/ipp.2021.30
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Gut microbiota in COVID-19 treatment

Tella Sadighpour 1,2 * ORCID logo, Audrey Tolouian 3 ORCID logo

1 Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
2 American University of Antigua, College of Medicine, Antigua and Barbuda
3 The University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing, El Paso, Texas, USA
*Correspondence to Tella Sadighpour, Email: Tella.90s@gmail.com, tsadi003@fiu.edu, tellas@auamed.net

Abstract

A novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2]), has been causing a COVID-19 pandemic of acute respiratory syndrome in humans since December 2019. It appears to be similar in structure to the virus that caused the SARS-CoV outbreak of 18 years ago. However, in addition to the respiratory disorders, the COVID-19 patients might suffer extra-pulmonary disorders, including gut dysfunction or liver dysfunction complications, which show as gut–lung crosstalk. Fecal specimens should be considered as a source of detection of SARS-CoV-2 as one of the routine diagnostic tests in order to guide hospital’s liberation and release of quarantine of patients.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Gut microbiota
Citation: Sadighpour T, Tolouian A. Gut microbiota in COVID-19 treatment. Immunopathol Persa. 2021;7(2):e30. DOI:10.34172/ ipp.2021.30.
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