Pulmonary thromboembolism in critical ill COVID-19 patients

Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;95:361-362. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.056. Epub 2020 Apr 24.


  1. COVID-19 in critically ill patients causes death not only from pneumonia but also from multiple organ injuries.

  2. In critically ill COVID-19 patients with pneumonia, pulmonary thromboembolism may be considered.

  3. In critically ill COVID-19 patients, contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest is mandatory to assess parenchymal patterns and to diagnose pulmonary thromboembolism.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • China
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Coronavirus*
  • Critical Illness
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • Pulmonary Embolism*
  • SARS-CoV-2