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Elevated D-dimer levels common months after COVID-19 diagnosis

8 days ago   |   By Healio

More than one-quarter of patients with COVID-19 had elevated D-dimer levels up to 4 months after diagnosis, according to study results published in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
“Elucidating the biological mechanisms responsible for sustained D-dimer increases may be of relevance in long COVID-19 pathogenesis and has implications for clinical management of these patients,” Liam Townsend, PhD candidate in the department of infectious diseases at St. James's Hospital in Dublin, and colleagues wrote. “Persistent fatigue, breathlessness and reduced exercise
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Mucocutaneous symptoms common in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations

Mucocutaneous symptoms common in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations

8 days ago   |   By Healio

Pediatric patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 often experienced mucocutaneous symptoms, according to a study.
“Chilblain lesions in healthy children and adolescents have received much attention; these lesions resolve without complications after a few weeks. Besides, other cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children have been the matter of case reports or small case series,” David Andina-Martinez, MD, of the emergency department, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús in Madrid, and colleagues wrote. “Nevertheless, the mucocutaneous
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