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COVID-19 pulmonary severity ascribed to coagulation differences

Key clinical point: There are significant differences in thrombosis risk between white and Chinese patients.

Major finding: Progression to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy among whites on low molecular weight heparin is uncommon.

Study details: Observational study of 83 patients admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 infections.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Research and Development Division, Northern Ireland. Dr. O’Donnell disclosed speakers bureau activities, advisory board participation, and research grants from multiple companies. The other doctors had no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.


Fogarty H et al. Br J Haematol. 2020 Apr 24. doi: 10.1111/bjh.16749.