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Covid-19 positive woman’s fingers turn black, doctors amputate them

Coronavirus ravaged blood vessels of a 86-year-old woman’s fingers forcing the doctors to take the big step, amputate them.

Three fingers had to be cut off after the disease attacked her blood vessels, turning them black.

Doctors in Italy called a case of ‘severe manifestation’ of coronavirus, a medical journal, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery published.




The elderly woman said to have ‘dry gangrene of the second, fourth and fifth fingers of the right hand’ but didn’t show any symptoms of Covid-19, the journal stated.

Scientists believe that she suffered blood clots that cut off supply to her fingers.

Mirror reports that she has acute coronary syndrome in March 2020 in which blood flow to the heart is reduced suddenly and blood clots cut off supply to her fingers.



Back then the woman was prescribed blood-thinning drugs when doctors found a lack of flow into her heart. When she was tested for coronavirus by doctors in Fermo in Rome, the results came positive. With no symptoms of corona, a month later, the woman developed dry gangrene resulting in her fingers turning black.

Doctors found that she had low pressure in the digital arteries. The medical team had to amputate her three fingers, and after an examination of the dead tissue under a microscope.

Doctors have claimed that they have noticed a large amount of Covid-19 patients with blood clotting issues. Professor Roopen Arya, from King’s College London speaking with the DailyMail estimated that 30% of coronavirus patients had blood clots.