Catatonic patients may develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) due to prolonged periods of immobility . These life-threatening conditions demand prompt recognition and management . We describe the case of a patient with catatonia who presented to anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at the outset of the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic . She complained of breathing difficulty and was suspected to have COVID-19 infection . On further evaluation, she was found to have DVT and PE and required oxygen therapy and intensive care management . The diagnostic delay in our patient would have probably not occurred, had it not been for the existing pandemic situation.
Index: COVID-19, Catatonia, Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary embolism