VTE Can Occur in Moderate COVID-19

By Reuters Staff

November 02, 2021

(Reuters) - A European study has found an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients who were not critically ill.

The researchers tracked 2,292 patients who came to hospital emergency rooms with mild or moderate COVID-19 but without VTE. Four weeks later, VTE had developed in roughly 1 of every 200 mildly ill patients who had not been hospitalized and nearly 5 of every 200 moderately ill patients overall, the researchers reported in Thrombosis Research.

They conclude that doctors caring for mildly and moderately ill COVID-19 patients need to be aware of these risks, "especially in patients with moderate COVID-19 requiring hospitalization."

SOURCE: https://bit.ly/3v4YHUO Thrombosis Research, online October 8, 2021.