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Case Report – Inferior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis and COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 14 June 2020 / Approved: 21 June 2020 / Online: 21 June 2020 (16:44:51 CEST)

How to cite: do Carmo Filho, A.; da Silva Cunha, B. Case Report – Inferior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis and COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020060282. do Carmo Filho, A.; da Silva Cunha, B. Case Report – Inferior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis and COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020060282.


Since its inception in December 2019, Covid-19 has challenged the global scientific community. Some treatments were used in this infection, but doubts still persist regarding the use of medications 1. More severe cases complicate with endothelial dysfunction, excess thrombin synthesis and decreased fibrinolysis which, associated with hypoxemia, lead to a hypercoagulability state 2 and some authors indicate the use of anticoagulants for these 3. For mild cases, doubts remain regarding this indication. We will report the case of a patient with mild symptoms of covid-19, complicated by inferior mesenteric vein thrombosis.


COVID-19; mesenteric vein thrombosis


Medicine and Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases

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Comment 1
Received: 10 August 2020
Commenter: Mrs Jinny Hayward
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: I find it very interesting as so little is yet known of the unusual consequences of Covid 19 disease.
My husband was discharged from hospital on 13 July after treatment for Portal Vein Thrombosis which was found on CT scan with contrast medium.
He had been admitted on 8 July with right sided abdominal pain (? appendicitis). Luckily he was scanned on admission and treatment with Fragmin injections and steroids by drip commenced.
He is continuing the Fragmin injections at home and in the last few days the haematology department looking after his post discharge treatment have prescribed Warfarin orally. Today his INR is 1.0
He has been told he will continue with anticoagulant therapy for probably 6 months and a colonoscopy will be performed in the coming weeks to assess the inflammation and damage to the colon.
Thank you for your work. We need to understand this disease more fully in order to prescribe appropriate treatments.
Mrs Hayward
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