WHY DO BLOOD CLOTS FORM IN THE LEGS OF SOME COVID-19 PATIENTS?

COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers said COVID-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood supply to the lower extremities tend to have larger clots and a significantly higher rate of amputation and death than uninfected people with the same condition.

COVID-19’s association with blood clots in the pulmonary arteries is well-established. Less is known about the virus’s connection to lower extremity arterial…