Recent Advance In Basic Science
The management of the gastrointestinal diseases in children during the SARS-CoV-2 era
Valeria Dipasquale 1, Claudio Romano1
1Unità Operativa di Gastroenterologia Pediatrica e Fibrosi Cistica Dipartimento di Patologia Umana Dell’Adulto e Dell’Età Evolutiva “G. Barresi” Università degli Studi di Messinaa
Gastrointestinal diseases such as functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBDs) are quite frequent in the pediatric population. The management of these conditions can be affected in the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) era. This review has focused on: i) the current understanding of the digestive involvement in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected children and adolescents, and ii) the impact of COVID-19 on the clinical approach to patients with gastrointestinal diseases.