News in brief: Gut barrier disruption worsens COVID-19; PPI use linked to kids’ pneumonia

Severe COVID-19 may be fuelled by disrupted gut barrier integrity Severe COVID-19 is associated with disrupted intestinal barrier integrity, higher microbial  translocation, and gut dysfunction, according to a new Australian study. Researchers at the Burnet Institute and Monash University analysed plasma samples from COVID-19 patients, and found an association between disease severity and a dramatic ...

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