Covid-19 increases the risk of blood clots for up to six months after infection

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Covid-19 is a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis, which can cause a blood clot in the leg or pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), a Swedish study has found.

The study, published in The BMJ, assessed the link between Covid-19 infection and the chance of developing blood clots after infection.


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