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Can covid19 cause inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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