Swarupa Chakole

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha, India


  • Research Article   
    Pulmonary Embolism: Complication of COVID-19
    Author(s): Shalini Singh*, Swarupa Chakole and Guddi Leishram

    In COVID-19 patients, Pulmonary Embolism is one of the most dreaded complication causing prolonged hospitalisation and death, in which people who are infected are at high risk of thromboembolic events (DVT, PE, cerebrovascular accidents i.e. stroke). These events are related to the thrombo-inflammatory state within the pulmonary vessels, which is provoked by the infection, but some other risk factors like decreased movements, long term immobility and shock (as in case of dehydration or sepsis) also play an important role in disease progression. Increase in level of D-dimer (end product of fibrin degradation) which is a marker reflecting the activation of haemostatic and fibrinolytic system, and clinically presents as thrombocytopenia. Late presentation shows altered coagulation profile of patients including prolonged prothrombin time fibrinogens are also increased. Progression of disease.. Read More»

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