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Thrombosis and Dissection of the Abdominal Arteries Associated with Infarcts of Solid Organs in a Patient with COVID-19: A Novel Clinical Entity
The clinical spectrum of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ranges from asymptomatic cases to severe pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome. COVID-19 is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic complications, notably pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Arterial cardiovascular complications and myocarditis have also been described in association with COVID-19, but appear to be less prevalent. In this report of a 57-year-old man with multiple splanchnic infarctions, arterial dissections and COVID-19 as the sole potential trigger, we describe a novel type of complications and put it in the context of a growing literature on this topic.
KeywordsCOVID-19 - thrombosis - anticoagulation - dissection - splanchnic infarction - splanchnic thrombosis
The present work was conducted at the Clinic of Angiology of the University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland) and was not funded.
Received: 23 December 2020
Accepted: 06 April 2021
Article published online:
22 June 2021
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