Background: Covid-19 is a contagious infectious disease, which quickly spread worldwide, whose clinical presentation includes from mild symptoms such as flu to pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome. The severe presentation of the disease can affect different organs and systems. Coagulopathy has been associated with a worse clinical outcome, with manifestations such as pulmonary embolism and systemic arterial thrombosis. Thromboelastometry has been used to identify hypercoagulability in early stages of disease.
Case presentation: We report the case of a 59-year-old woman with Covid-19 infection complicated by pulmonary embolism and acute arterial thrombosis associated with critical lower limb ischemia requiring amputation.
Conclusions: In this case, thromboelastometry allowed the early identification of hypercoagulability pattern. This reported case showed that the early thromboelastometry can be useful to identify hypercoagulable state to guide the anticoagulant therapy and to avoid thrombotic complications.