Unexpected Pulmonary Embolism Late After Recovery from Mild COVID-19?

De Pace, Doranna and Ariotti, Sara and Persampieri, Simone and Patti, Giuseppe and Lupi, Alessandro (2021) Unexpected Pulmonary Embolism Late After Recovery from Mild COVID-19? European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (12). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is common during active illness but unusual in milder cases and after healing. We describe a case of bilateral acute pulmonary embolism occurring 3 months after recovery from a paucisymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only VTE risk factor demonstrable was a history of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, with laboratory signs of residual low-grade inflammation. Clinicians should be aware of VTE as a potential cause of sudden dyspnoea after COVID-19 resolution, especially in the presence of persistent systemic inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, thrombosis, inflammation, pulmonary embolism, direct oral anticoagulants
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 16:47
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 16:47
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/21763

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