A Peculiar Case of Priapism: The Hypercoagulable State in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Infection
KeywordsPriapism, thromboembolism, coagulopathy, COVID-19 infection, anticoagulation
It is increasingly recognised that patients with severe COVID-19 infection have a significant risk of thromboembolic events. We describe a patient who rapidly deteriorated due to severe infection with COVID-19, and developed priapism in the last days of his life. We believe development of priapism may be associated with a prothrombotic state secondary to COVID-19 infection. This case report supports the widely reported increased incidence of thrombosis in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.
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