Covid-19 Delta variant resulting in multi system thromboembolic disease

Ann Vasc Surg Brief Rep Innov. 2022 Sep;2(3):100101. doi: 10.1016/j.avsurg.2022.100101. Epub 2022 Jun 23.


Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19) has been correlated with micro and macrovascular thrombosis. Reports have discussed localized thrombosis leading to ischemia, we report a case of diffuse systemic thromboembolism resulting in limb ischemia and organ damage from Covid-19 despite prompt anticoagulation. A 60-year-old unvaccinated male with a history of asthma, diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease, presented with shortness of breath and right lower extremity pain. The patient was found to be Covid-19 Delta variant positive. CTA and transthoracic echocardiogram showed diffuse thromboembolic disease affecting the left ventricle, right kidney and bilateral lower extremities.

Keywords: Covid-19; Delta; Thromboembolism; Thrombosis; Unvaccinated.

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