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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 9 ( September, 2020 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pneumonia and Pulmonary Embolism: Presentation of Four Cases

Fariba Alikhani, Pouya Akbari, Marzieh Hashemi

Keywords : Acute pulmonary embolism, COVID-19, D-dimer levels

Citation Information : Alikhani F, Akbari P, Hashemi M. Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pneumonia and Pulmonary Embolism: Presentation of Four Cases. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (9):873-876.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23587

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, elevated D-dimer levels as an acute-phase reactant have been reported in some patients. Additionally, the patients with pneumonia are at increased risk of developing thromboembolic events. Diagnosing acute pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis can be challenging in SARS-CoV2–positive patients. Here, we report four patients with COVID-19 pneumonia to highlight the possibility of acute thromboembolism in these patients. The physicians should be aware of this complication and even consider prophylactic anticoagulant therapy in proper clinical settings.


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