Blood Transfusion - 3 2020 (May-June)
COVID-19 and haemostasis: a position paper from Italian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (SISET)
Authors:  Marco Marietta, Walter Ageno, Andrea Artoni, Erica De Candia, Paolo Gresele, Marina Marchetti, Rossella Marcucci, Armando Tripodi
Pages:  167-169
To cite this article:  167 Blood Transfus 2020; 18: 167-9
Doi:  10.2450/2020.0083-20
Published online:  08/04/2020

The ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is severely challenging healthcare systems all around the world, with the need to provide intensive care to a previously inconceivable number of patients.
The clinical spectrum of the disease is very wide, ranging from minor, unspecific symptoms, such as fever, dry cough and diarrhoea, sometimes combined with mild pneumonia and mild dyspnoea, to severe pneumonia with dyspnoea, tachypnoea and disturbed gas exchange, leading in approximately 5% of infected patients to severe lung dysfunction, a need for ventilation, shock or multiple (extra pulmonary) organ failure1. [ … ]
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