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Purpose- A study of serum ferritin and d-dimer levels in a COVID-19 positive patients.
Materials and methods- The present case study consists of 89 patients, single centered hospital based comparative cross-sectional study.
Results-Overall patients enrolled in the study were more than 40 years of age and almost exclusively males 66 patients (74.2%), 23 females (25.4%). All the patients were asked a detailed history about smoking and pre-existing comorbidities of lung which decreased chances of false positive result of study. The patients with higher HRCT score were found to have deranged d-dimer ferritin levels.
Conclusion-The current study findings suggest that COVID-19 pneumonia may result in clinically relevant alteration in deranged in d-dimer and serum ferritin levels.