A peek behind the paper – Mohammad K Parvez on coronaviral hepatitis

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In this behind the scenes interview with Mohammad K Parvez on the recently published paper: ‘COVID-19 and coronaviral hepatitis: evidence of collateral damage‘ Parvez draws upon expertize as a virologist to examine the effects of COVID-19 on the gastrointestinal system. The full Commentary article is featured in a Special Focus Issue published with Future Virology

See the full Commentary article here

What inspired you to write this piece?

I have been working on viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and E) and liver diseases for over two decades. As a virologist, I knew the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations, including liver dysfunction, by human coronaviruses. The recent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and associated digestive symptoms, notably liver inflammation in a proportion of COVID-19 patients, attracted my interest to write this article on ‘coronaviral’ hepatitis.

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The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the views of Infectious Diseases Hub or Future Science Group.

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