What is it about?
The main pathological syndrome of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is an severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Recently, however, many researchers have drawn attention to a significant coagulation imbalance in COVID-19 patients, confirmed by laboratory findings as well as postmortem data. The number of studies on coagulopathy in COVID-19 patients with SARS-CoV-2 is limited. Also, there are currently no studies that would analyze von Willebrand factor (vWF) activity in these patients at critical stage.
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Why is it important?
Increased fibrinogen and D-dimer levels indicate that COVID-19 patients are in a state of hypercoagulation. In all patients, also a significant increase in vWF activity was observed. The increase in vWF activity reflects the of vascular endothelial damage in COVID-19 and may be one of the important causes of coagulation disorder in these patients.
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This page is a summary of: Blood coagulation parameters and von Willebrand factor activity in critical stage COVID-19 patients, Acta Haematologica Polonica, April 2021, VM Media SP. zo.o VM Group SK, DOI: 10.5603/ahp.2021.0021.
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