Hamostaseologie 2021; 41(05): 397-399
DOI: 10.1055/a-1554-6432
Case Report

COVID-19 Presented with Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Patient with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria

Zlatko Pravdic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Mirjana Mitrovic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
2  Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Andrija Bogdanovic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
2  Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Marijana Virijevic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
2  Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Nikica Sabljic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Nikola Pantic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
,
Nada Suvajdzic Vukovic
1  Clinic of Haematology, University Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
2  Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
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Abstract

Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired clonal haematological disease characterized by complement-mediated haemolysis, bone marrow failure and venous thrombosis. Anticomplement therapy eculizumab improves survival and reduces complications. Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with high incidence of both venous and arterial thrombosis in hospitalized patients with pneumonia. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) as the presenting symptom of COVID-19 is a rare event. We describe a well-controlled PNH patient on eculizumab for more than 5 years who presented with DVT, while on warfarin, as the first sign of COVID-19. To our knowledge, this is the first described case of DVT in a PNH patient with COVID-19.



Publication History

Received: 07 April 2021

Accepted: 19 July 2021

Publication Date:
20 September 2021 (online)

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