Published time: 03 April 2020
Authors: GiuseppeLippia, MarioPlebanib, Brandon Michael Henry
Keywords: Platelets, Thrombocytopenia, Coronavirus, COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease with lack of established laboratory markers available to evaluate illness severity. In this study, we investigate whether platelet count could differentiate between COVID-19 patients with or without severe disease. Additionally, we evaluate if thrombocytopenia is associated with severe COVID-19.
Thrombocytopenia is associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections; A meta-analysis