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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.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 17-10-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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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