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Muco-hematic plugs as a cause of severe respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients

Sotirios M Malachias, Effrosyni V Dima, Konstantinos D Stamatis, Eleni G Ischaki
Published: 1 January 2021

Abstract: We present 2 cases of COVID-19 patients with almost complete airway obstruction by muco-hematic plugs. The plugs were finally removed and the microscopic examination revealed a mixture of mucin, blood, neutrophils, bronchial epithelial cells and bacteria
Keywords: hematic plugs / epithelial / mucin / microscopic / bronchial / neutrophils / airway / respiratory

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