What are complications of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Jun 16, 2020
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Complications of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) include the following [1, 2] :

  • Pneumonia

  • Hypoxemic respiratory failure/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

  • Diffuse alveolar damage

  • Secondary bacterial infections

  • Sepsis and septic shock

  • Cardiac injury

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Arrhythmia

  • Sudden cardiac death

  • Acute kidney injury

  • Liver dysfunction

  • Multiorgan failure

  • Thromboembolism

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy


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