Rutgers researchers report 1st instance of COVID-19 triggering recurrent blood clots in arms

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people's arms.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2021, 11:33 AM

Updated 1,101 days ago

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Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people's arms.
The study found an 85-year-old man with a previous history of blood clots in his arms developed the clots again following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
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It's the first study that found the clots happening again in the upper extremities. Previous reports and studies found the clots recurring in the lower extremities.
The discovery was published in the journal Viruses.
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