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Research project

Dutch Covid and Trombosis Coalition

Status: ongoing

Caging the dragon: translational approach to unravel and prevent COVID-19 associated thrombosis

What we do

About our project

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The aim of the Dutch Covid & Trombosis Coalition (DCTC) consortium is to unravel the pathogenesis of immune-thrombosis in COVID-19 infection and optimize prevention and treatment strategies. The incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in COVID-19 patients is remarkably high, up to 48% on ICU despite thromboprophylaxis, suggesting a procoagulant state. Several underlying mechanisms have been suggested. To find the best possible treatment of COVID-19 patients we need to understand the pathogenesis and risk factors as well as the safety and efficacy of currently prescribed thromboprophylaxis and treatment. 

Our team

Prof. dr. E.C.M. van Gorp, Department of Viroscience, is co-projectleader,

Dr. M.J.H.A. Kruip, Department of Hematology is projectleader and secretary.

Co-leaders in the Viroscience Department are dr. Barry Rockx and dr. Marco Goeijenbier.