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2021 Mar 25

Rev Esp Enferm Dig

SARS-CoV-2 and splenic infarction: a rarely described thromboembolic presentation.


Alvarenga Fernandes D, de Batista Araújo Filho J A, Ribeiro de Jesus A
Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2021 Mar 25.
PMID: 33761750.


We report a case of a COVID-19 patient presenting fever, headache and dyspnea evolving with severe acute abdominal pain; contrasted computed tomography (CT) scan diagnosed splenic infarction. We emphasize the importance of seeking the identification of complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection, notably thromboembolic events, with the potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease. Studies on radiological aspects involving the spleen and splenic infarctions associated with COVID-19 are scarce.