COVID-19 Presenting as Acute Limb Ischaemia

  • Parminder Kaur Cardiology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Sahitya Posimreddy Cardiology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Balraj Singh Hematology & Oncology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Firas Qaqa Cardiology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Habib A Habib Cardiology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Michael Maroules Hematology & Oncology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
  • Fayez Shamoon Cardiology, Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Keywords

COVID-19, arterial thrombosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic that developed in late 2019 and early 2020 has caused thousands of deaths and has had an enormous impact on our health systems and economies. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) complications include disseminated coagulation and thrombosis, but, to the best of our knowledge, the literature to date on these manifestations has been limited. Herein, we report an unusual presentation in a 43-year-old man with a medical history of diabetes and hypertension who presented with dyspnoea and acute pain in his right leg and was found to have acute limb ischaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Our case adds to the literature regarding arterial thrombosis in COVID-19.

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  • Published: 2020-05-19

    Issue: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Kaur P, Posimreddy S, Singh B, Qaqa F, Habib HA, Maroules M, Shamoon F. COVID-19 Presenting as Acute Limb Ischaemia. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020May19 [cited 2020Sep.18];7(6). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1724