Pulmonary pathology and COVID-19: lessons from autopsy. The experience of European Pulmonary Pathologists

Since its initial recognition in December 2019, Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has quickly spread to a pandemic infectious disease. The causative agent has been recognized as a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), primarily affecting the respiratory tract. To date, no vaccines are available nor any specific treatment. To limit the number of infections, strict directives have been issued by governments that have been translated into equally rigorous guidelines notably for post-mortem examinations by international and national scientific societies.

Pulmonary pathology and COVID-19: lessons from autopsy. The experience of European Pulmonary Pathologists
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