Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Post COVID-19 Infection, A Case Report
Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery,
Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020),
12 September 2020
COVID-19 is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Many centers have noticed a high number of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events among critically ill inpatients with COVID-19 pneumonia. COVID-19 infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality largely due to respiratory failure, with micro vascular pulmonary thrombosis or PE originating from the leg veins playing an additional important pathophysiological role. Having undiagnosed or untreated PE may worsen patient outcomes and use of empiric therapeutic anticoagulation in certain COVID patients who do not have PE/DVT has been advocated. Here, we report a cases of COVID-19, in which massive pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) occurred a few days after discharge?
- Pulmonary embolism; COVID-19; Post discharge thromboprophylaxis.
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