Hypercoagulation in COVID-19 patients (search done on 28 March 2020)
Citation: Violi F, Pastori D, Cangemi R, et al. Hypercoagulation and antithrombotic treatment in coronavirus 2019: A new challenge. Thrombosis and haemostasis. 2020;120(6):949-56.
What is this? Some patients with COVID-19 will become critically ill and may present with hypercoagulation.
In this rapid review, the authors searched for clinical studies that assesses biological parameters hypercoagulation in COVID-19 patients. They restricted their searches to articles published in English and did the most recent search on 28 March 2020. They included 9 studies.
What was found: At the time of this review, the included studies showed that most patients with severe COVID-19 disease had increased levels of D-dimer, low levels of platelet count, prolonged prothrombin time, prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time and increasing transaminases values.
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