Multisystemic Infarctions in COVID-19: Focus on the Spleen

  • Mariana Santos Leite Pessoa Radiology Department, Fortaleza General Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
  • Carla Franco Costa Lima Radiology Department, Fortaleza General Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
  • Ana Carla Farias Pimentel Radiology Department, Fortaleza General Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
  • José Carlos Godeiro Costa Júnior Radiology Department, Fortaleza General Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
  • Jorge Luis Bezerra Holanda Radiology Department, Fortaleza General Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, pneumonia, coronavirus, disseminated intravascular coagulation, splenic infarction

Abstract

The literature suggests that COVID-19 provokes arterial and venous thrombotic events, although the mechanism is still unknown. In this study, we describe patients with confirmed coronavirus infection associated with multisystemic infarction, focusing on splenic infarction. More data are required to elucidate how COVID-19 and thrombotic disease interact and so that preventive and early diagnosis strategies can be developed.

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  • Published: 2020-06-03

    Issue: Vol 7 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Pessoa, M. S. L., Lima, C. F. C., Pimentel, A. C. F., Costa Júnior, J. C. G., & Holanda, J. L. B. (2020). Multisystemic Infarctions in COVID-19: Focus on the Spleen. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(7). https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001747