Rutgers University is reporting the first case of COVID-19, not a J&J vaccine, triggering a rare recurrence of a blood clot in one man’s arm. The patient was an active 85-year-old man who had a prior diagnosis of blood clots. He was hospitalized and treated for the condition.
The Rutgers study suggests that clinicians should consider testing for deep vein thrombosis in COVID-19 patients who experience unexplained swelling. And anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should seek medical help if they experience such swelling.