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Acutely Disturbed Intestinal Blood Flow in a 71-Year-Old Patient with COVID 19 Disease (SARS-Cov-2)

Author(s): Elvin Bairamov, Schwab AC, Vogel S, Gailani M

We present a case report describing both pulmonary embolism and acute mesenteric ischemia as a complication of COVID-19 infection, the later despite adequate anticoagulation as per guidelines. Coagulation disorders in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to thromboembolic complications in patients such as cerebrovascular events (cerebral infarction), myocardial infarction, arterial occlusion of the lower extremities, splanchnic vein thrombosis, portomesenteric vein thrombosis and mesenteric ischemia. SARS-CoV-2 causes a hypercoagulable and prothrombotic state or vasculitis in patients as previously described. Mesenteric ischemia is a serious, life-threatening disease and can significantly increase mortality in COVID-19 patients.

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