Digital Ischemia in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report.

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Digital Ischemia in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report.

J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Apr 30;:

Authors: Schultz K, Wolf JM

As coronavirus 2019 continues to cause an immense burden on the global health care systems, it is crucial to understand the breadth of this disease process. Recent reports identified hypercoagulability in a subset of critically ill patients and extremity ischemia in an even smaller cohort. Because abnormal coagulation parameters and extremity ischemia have been shown to correlate with poor disease prognosis, understanding how to treat these patients is crucial. To describe the identification and management of this phenomenon better, we present 2 cases of critically ill patients with coronavirus 2019 who developed fingertip ischemia while in the intensive care unit.

PMID: 32387155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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