Tag: <span>platelets</span>

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New study shows COVID-19 causes severe blood vessel damage

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, causes severe damage to blood vessels, leading to widespread thrombosis, a press release by the Angiogenesis Foundation reports. The study was conducted by an international team of medical scientists who compared the lungs of patients who...

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Delayed-Phase Thrombocytopenia in patients of COVID-19

Although the prevalence of thrombocytopenia (condition in which you have a low blood platelet count) at the time of admission of a patient with COVID-19 was already known, it has now also been demonstrated at a late stage. A new study at Union Hospital, in Wuhan, China, suggests that 11.8% of hospitalized patients suffer from...

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Hematologic parameters in patients with COVID‐19 infection

As of 28 February, 2020, Singapore had 96 confirmed cases of COVID‐19 infection. SARS‐CoV‐2 was confirmed by Real Time Reverse Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‐PCR), performed on respiratory samples of these patients. A majority of 69 out of these 96 patients were treated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). A new study presents a...