DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20214877

Intestinal ischemia in the COVID-19 era: case series from peripheral healthcare centre

Neha Dubey, Dhawal Sharma, Anil Sharma

Abstract


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) has caused global health crisis. Initially considered a respiratory tract pathogen, it can cause multiple organ dysfunction. It has also been described to predispose to venous and arterial thromboembolism; however, limited published data is available regarding mesenteric thrombosis COVID-19. We report 6 cases of COVID-19 positive patients with mesenteric/intestinal ischemia. These patients were examined with variables including demographics, laboratory blood tests including coagulation panels, medical and surgical history, comorbidities, and postoperative follow-up period.


Keywords


Mesenteric ischemia, COVID-19, D-Dimer, Laparotomy

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