A Rare Presentation of COVID-19 with Pulmonary Embolism


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Gunckan O., ÖZTÜRK Ö. , AYYILDIZ V. A. , BAĞLAN V. , ÇAKIR M. , AKKAYA A.

ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.118, no.2, pp.525-529, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.36660/abc.20210350
  • Title of Journal : ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-529
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Pulmonary Embolism, Pleural Effusion, PLEURAL EFFUSION, PNEUMONIA

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported in almost every country in the world since December 2019. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 is often asymptomatic or with mild symptoms, but it may also lead to hypoxia, a hyperinflammatory state, and coagulopathy. The abnormal coagulation parameters are associated with thrombotic complications, including pulmonary embolism in COVID-19, but little is known about the mechanisms. The similarity of initial symptoms of both diseases can also be confusing, therefore the physicians should be aware of the potential for concurrent conditions. Herein, we present a case who did not have ground-glass opacities in the lungs, yet presented with pulmonary embolism and pleural effusions in association with COVID-19 infection.