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SARS-CoV-2 Related Deaths in Routine Forensic Autopsy Practice: Histopathological Patterns

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2020 / Approved: 31 May 2020 / Online: 31 May 2020 (20:50:18 CEST)

How to cite: Tombolini, A.; Scendoni, R. SARS-CoV-2 Related Deaths in Routine Forensic Autopsy Practice: Histopathological Patterns. Preprints 2020, 2020050509 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0509.v1). Tombolini, A.; Scendoni, R. SARS-CoV-2 Related Deaths in Routine Forensic Autopsy Practice: Histopathological Patterns. Preprints 2020, 2020050509 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0509.v1).

Abstract

“Severe acute respiratory syndrome” (SARS) due to Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection is a known cause of death. Sometimes demise can occur unexpectedly in apparently previous healthy individual after a brief period of trivial flue-like symptoms. In this dobtfull cases the forensic pathologist could be requested to define cause of death occurred outside hospital. In this report the authors describe two thorough autopsied cases of SARS-CoV-2 related deaths occurred suddenly at home and not preceded by hospitalization, highlighting associated histopathologic patterns and correlating them to pathophysiology of viral infection.

Subject Areas

SARS-CoV-2; Forensic autopsy; Histopathology

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