The Development of Ecchymosis after Administration of Convalescent Serum in a Patient with COVID-19 Associated with Thrombocytosis
KeywordsCOVID-19, thrombocytosis, convalescent plasma reaction, ecchymoses
COVID-19 can have an unpredictable and severe course, leading to many hypotheses regarding its pathophysiology and clinical manifestations. Haematological manifestations are a significant predictor of disease severity. The most common observation is lymphopenia with an increased neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio. Platelets have been implicated in thrombogenic events, but the most frequently reported abnormality is mild thrombocytopenia.<br />
Here we present an interesting case of a patient with moderate COVID-19 who presented with cutaneous ecchymoses and thrombocytosis, and discuss this paradox.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 9 (view)