Does People Infected With Coronavirus are Prone to Thrombosis

Mustafa, Elrgeig (2022-08-16)


• Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global pandemic disease. • It’s an enveloped RNA virus, and the seventh member of the human coronavirus family. • COVID- 19 has been linked to several critical cardiovascular complications, and even individuals without a history of cardiovascular disease are at risk of cardiovascular complications. • Many viruses rather than coronavirus, including hepatitis C virus (HCV) and influenza virus, can directly lead to platelet hyperactivity. • Patients with severe COVID-19 commonly experience thrombotic disorders, sepsis, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), so the mortality rate will be higher. • Currently, whether the COVID-19 virus can directly activate platelets, and therefore promote its pro-thrombotic function remains unclear.