Severe Gastroparesis Flare: Is COVID-19 the Inciting Factor?

Aditya Patel, Ruhma Ali, Muhammad Hussain, Jihad Slim, Theodore DaCosta


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has emerged as a public health hazard. It is commonly associated with respiratory symptoms including fever, cough and sore throat. Viral infections have historically been implicated in the exacerbations of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with GI manifestations including diarrhea and vomiting. However, exacerbation of underlying functional GI disorders has been rarely reported with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Herein we report a case of a 31-year-old female with acute gastroparesis flare secondary to COVID-19 which was refractory to pharmacological therapy.

J Med Cases. 2022;13(2):85-88


COVID-19; Functional gastrointestinal disorders; Diabetic gastroparesis; Metoclopramide

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