SARS-CoV-2 infection and persistence in the human body and brain at autopsy

Sydney R. Stein, Sabrina C. Ramelli, Alison Grazioli, Joon-Yong Chung, Manmeet Singh, Claude Kwe Yinda, Clayton W. Winkler, Junfeng Sun, James M. Dickey, Kris Ylaya, Sung Hee Ko, et. al. Nature volume 612, pages758–763 (2022)Cite this article Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is known to cause multi-organ dysfunction1,2,3 during acute infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), with some patients experiencing prolonged symptoms, termed post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 […]

Skin Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives

Authors: Giovanni Genovese,a,bChiara Moltrasio,a,cEmilio Berti,a,b and Angelo Valerio Marzanoa,b,* Dermatology. 2020 Nov 24 : 1–12.Published online 2020 Nov 24. doi: 10.1159/000512932PMCID: PMC7801998PMID: 33232965 Abstract Background Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is an ongoing global pandemic caused by the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2), which was isolated for the first time in Wuhan (China) in December 2019. Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, […]

First case of postmortem study in a patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2

Author:TorstenHansenaUlfTitzeaNidhi Su AnnKulamadayil-HeidenreichbSabineGlombitzacJohannes, et. al. Highlights • We report on a patient with a single dose of vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. • He developed relevant serum titer levels but died 4 weeks later. • By postmortem molecular mapping, we found viral RNA in nearly all organs examined. • However, we did not observe any characteristic morphological features of COVID-19. • […]

Pathological findings in organs and tissues of patients with COVID-19: A systematic review

Authors: Sasha Peiris 1 2, Hector Mesa 3, Agnes Aysola 4, Juan Manivel 5, Joao Toledo 1 2, Marcio Borges-Sa 6, Sylvain Aldighieri 1 2, Ludovic Reveiz 2 7 Abstract Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 that has caused more than 2.2 million deaths worldwide. We summarize the reported pathologic findings on biopsy and autopsy in patients with severe/fatal COVID-19 and documented the presence and/or effect of SARS-CoV-2 in all organs. […]