Autopsy Findings in Covid 19 Patients
Author(s): Akshay Sharma* and Abhishek Ingole
The Corona virus disease is the ongoing global pandemic caused by the virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome related coronavirus of genus Beta coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This deadly virus was identified first in China, in the city of Wuhan in December 2019, which lead to a lockdown in same city and other cities in Hubei province because they failed to contain the outbreak, and it spread rapidly like the forest fire to other parts of mainland of the continent China and around the world. The virus has caused a huge number of causalities and unknown manifestations in a lot of patients and the reason as to why so many patients died are the interest of the researchers all around. Post-mortem findings will provide us with information regarding important aspects of covid pathology and which cells are specifically targeted and infected. Very few studies and researches have been carried out which also make us short of data to work on but there were individual studies of various institute who carried out autopsies in order to find the exact causes of deaths. This review discusses the various clinical and pathologic and Immunohistological findings in patients who contracted covid 19 and suffered, although we still have very less data on the concerned topic. The virus attacked lungs primarily but has also affected other organs of the body. The casualties that occurred the most were due the lung involvement while the world also encountered some bizarre cases of involvement of cardiac tissue, hepatic and biliary system involvement, renal system and neurologic involvement. Although the latter have been more commonly associated with older population and co morbid patients.