A case of non-severe COVID-19 complicated by pulmonary embolism

Yuto Akiyama, Kohei Horiuchi, Yasushi Kondo, Hiroki Kabata, Makoto Ishii, Koichi Fukunaga

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Abstract

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is rapidly spreading worldwide. A typical clinical manifestation of COVID-19 is pneumonia, which can progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory failure. Recent studies have reported that COVID-19 is often accompanied by coagulopathy, and a significant number of patients with severe or critical COVID-19 develop concomitant thrombosis, including pulmonary embolism (PE). However, there are limited reports of the incidence of PE in non-severe COVID-19 patients. Here, we report a case of non-severe COVID-19 complicated by PE, which indicates that the possibility of PE should consistently be considered, even in non-severe cases of COVID-19 without any risk of thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00622
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 1

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • D-dimer
  • Padua prediction score
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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