Published online May 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i19.2323
Peer-review started: April 10, 2020
First decision: April 18, 2020
Revised: April 25, 2020
Accepted: May 16, 2020
Article in press: May 16, 2020
Published online: May 21, 2020
Core tip: The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus termed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, is rapidly gripping the world. COVID-19 can cause a wide spectrum of disease, ranging from mild to severe symptoms and even death. Despite initial reports of the disease primarily presenting with respiratory symptoms, a surge in patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms is being reported. This review provides a detailed knowledge on gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of COVID-19.