Covid-induced clotting adds to gangrene risk | India News

AHMEDABAD: Experts have noted that gangrene is another burden that Covid is piling onto the load of complications being heaped on patients. They have reported that a growing number of people are developing blood clots in the arteries of their hands and feet, which are leading to gangrene. In several instances, patients ended up losing their limbs because the clots were not tackled in time.
Recently, Hirji Luhar, 26, a resident of Bhabhar in Banaskantha in north Gujarat, had to get his left leg amputated after it developed gangrene. “The patient had a two-week history of Covid infection from which he recovered at home,” said Ahmedabadbased vascular surgeon Dr Manish Raval. “Soon after, he developed a severe pain in the left foot which turned into numbness as if the leg had been paralyzed.”
“The limb started changing colour and by the time the family consulted us three days later, his leg had developed gangrene. We had to amputate the youth’s leg to save his life,” Dr Raval said.

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