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A 14-month female child came with complain of cholera like watery loose stool 10-12 times and vomiting 6-7 times, 24 hrs before admission. She was in severe dehydration, hypotension, unconscious with no recorded fever during her stay in hospital and no history of contact with COVID-19. Patient was COVID-19 positive Dehydration and hypotension was corrected, metabolic acidosis continued and eventually patient succumb due to multiple organ failure. This case report should arouse us to suspect COVID infection in every acute Gastroenteritis child who may not have any common symptoms as seen in COVID patient, also who have no history of significant contact with COVID positive patient in family. Some people with COVID-19 develop gastrointestinal symptoms either alone or with respiratory symptoms. Recently, researchers at Stanford University found that a third of patients they studied with a mild case of COVID-19 had symptoms affecting the digestive system. Another recent study Trusted Source published by researchers in Beijing found that anywhere from 3 to 79 percent of people with COVID-19 develop gastrointestinal symptoms.


Paediatric Diarrhoea COVID-19 SARS-COV-2 Metabolic Disorder

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Varsha Gajbhiye, Shubhangi Patil (Ganvir), & Sarika Gaikwad. (2020). The fatal cholera like diarrhoea in coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19)- a rare case report in toddler. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1894-1897.