The mandatory quarantine imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been related to an increase in cases of thromboembolism in non-COVID-19 patients. Particularly in countries like Argentina where strict quarantine was mandated, individuals were far less likely to risk being outside or observing healthy practices that would maintain the exacerbation of diseases such as thromboembolism. We report the case of a patient with pulmonary thromboembolism without usual triggering causes during the quarantine period, related to a previously undiagnosed hypercoagulable condition.
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Quinteros, Eduardo J. MD and Bisonni, Juan MD
"Pulmonary Embolism related to COVID-19 Quarantine,"
The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections: Vol. 4
, Article 68.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/jri/vol4/iss1/68