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covid-19 pneumonia

Sunday 29 March 2020

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Definition : Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Pathology

The main pathological findings at autopsy (32198191, 32172546) are:

- Macroscopy: pleurisy, pericarditis, lung consolidation and pulmonary oedema
- Four types of severity of viral neumonia can be observed:

See also

- coronavirus
- viral pneumonia