Mini Review Open Access
Volume 1 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/haematology.1.008

What Do You Know So Far about the D-dimer Levels in COVID-19?

  • 1Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Corresponding Author

Miguel Augusto M. Pereira, mappereira@icloud.com.br

Received Date: August 25, 2020

Accepted Date: September 07, 2020


The severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) is capable of triggering important systemic and laboratory changes, which may include elevations in the D-dimer levels and the expression of Von Willebrand Factor. Thus, we present a mini-review, based on the database of the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) on the association of these laboratory parameters and changes in coagulation, with infection by this new human coronavirus. Although studies point to evidence of this association, we emphasize the importance of conducting multicenter studies, with larger samples and in different populations, to better understand COVID-19 as a whole.


Hemostasis; Coronavirus; von Willebrand Factor; Laboratories

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