Acute limb Ischemia Rutherford Classification III and COVID-19: A case report
Keywords:Acute Limb Ischaemic, amputation, Covid
COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 infections, which are responsible for the recent pandemic. COVID-19 infection is associated with an increased incidence of thromboembolic events, including acute limb ischemia (ALI). COVID-19 causes elevated cytokine levels, systemic inflammation, hypercoagulation state, and hyperinflammation responses are responsible for arterial system damages, causing endothelial dysfunction. Without any treatment, ALI might cause loss of the limbs. Amputation procedure is the treatment option for managing ALI patients. We reported a case of 61 years old male with ALI and COVID-19 infection with main complaints of pain in his left leg accompanied by tingles and bluish in his left leg. The patient had been admitted due to COVID-19 before. Debridement and left limb amputation was done.
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