Prevention and treatment of COVID-19-associated hypercoagulability: Recommendations of the Algerian society of transfusion and hemobiology.Transfus Clin Biol. 2020 Nov; 27(4):203-206.TC
Since December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, has spread throughout the world. Coagulation dysfunction is one of the major causes of death in patients with severe COVID-19. Several recent observations in Algeria and elsewhere maintain that a pulmonary embolism is frequent in patients with COVID-19 with a high incidence in intensive care. In addition, other studies have shown that many deceased patients have diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) set by the International society of hemostasis and thrombosis (ISTH). The office of the Algerian society of transfusion and hemobiology composed of hemostasis and blood transfusion experts from Algerian hospitals on the epidemic front line have established a consensus on the issue through 4 axes: Indication of thromboprophylaxis, monitoring of hemostasis, indications of transfusion in the event of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and anticoagulant treatment after discharge.