ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Multiple thrombi in a child diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 treated with cardiac surgery
Aybüke Akaslan Kara1, Elif Kıymet1, Cüneyt Zihni2, Yeşim Oymak3, Mustafa Karaçelik4
1Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Health Sciences Dr. Behçet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
22Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Health Sciences Dr. Behçet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
3Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Health Sciences Dr. Behçet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
4Department of Cardiovascular surgery, University of Health Sciences Dr. Behçet Uz Child Disease and Pediatric Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.22250
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is characterized predominantly by respiratory symptoms but may affect all systems, and it has been associated with thrombosis in adults. Case series investigating the COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children have reported high fibrinogen and D-dimer levels; however, it is not known whether this causes thrombophilia. Herein, we report a previously healthy 13-year-old male patient who had multiple thromboses associated with COVID-19, which occurred during long-term follow-up and was successfully treated with cardiac surgery. We want to emphasize that the long-term effects of COVID-19 are not yet known and that the follow-up of these cases should be continued.
Keywords : COVID-19, multisystem inflammatory syndrome, thrombus
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