IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1100-1102

Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report

Authors: Walaa Abdulmutaali, Mohammed Alamri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel coronavirus with a clinical presentation similar to that of common cold, including fever and cough. COVID-19 is known to be associated with thrombus formation. It was found to cause deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which in turn leads to a rare complication known as phlegmasia cerulean dolens (PCD). Case Presentation: The present case was of a 62-year-old female suffering from COVID-19 who had no history of D-dimerís deep venous level. The patient developed DVT in her lower left limb. By radiographic and clinical examination, the patient was found to have PCD. The patient underwent fasciotomy for the treatment; however, myonecrosis was found during the operation. For this reason, the patient underwent amputation. Conclusion: COVID-19 could cause PCD through DVT leading to amputation, if the treatment is delayed. Therefore, early assessment of thrombi in COVID-19 and urgent management could protect the patient from further complications and bad consequences.

Keywords:
COVID-19, DVT, compartment syndrome, phlegmasia cerulea dolens, case report


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Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report


Authors
Walaa Abdulmutaali
Department of Internal Medicine, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alamri
Department of Internal Medicine, Program Director of Internal Medicine, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Walaa Abdulmutaali, Department of Internal Medicine, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Walaa.A11@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Feb 2021
Accepted 08 Mar 2021
Published online 02 Apr 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Abdulmutaali W, Alamri M. Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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Abdulmutaali W, Alamri M. Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=55956 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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Abdulmutaali W, Alamri M. Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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Abdulmutaali W, Alamri M. Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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Abdulmutaali, W. & Alamri, . M. (2021) Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. IJMDC, 5 (4), 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


Turabian Style

Abdulmutaali, Walaa, and Mohammed Alamri. 2021. Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


Chicago Style

Abdulmutaali, Walaa, and Mohammed Alamri. "Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdulmutaali, Walaa, and Mohammed Alamri. "Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 1100-1102. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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Abdulmutaali, W. & Alamri, . M. (2021) Extensive thrombosis (DVT/PE) with phlegmasia cerulea dolens/amputation and compartment syndrome with COVID-19: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1100-1102. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613319442


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