A 35-year-old male asked:
Can covid19 cause inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
COVID is not known to cause inflammatory bowel disease. However, any systemic inflammation or infection sometimes can trigger symptoms, bringing a previously existing but not-yet-diagnosed condition to light. In any case, if you have newly confirmed IBD, you can be sure COVID isn't the cause. Discuss with your doctor, who should include a gastroenterologist. Good luck.
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