Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


A technical report from the Italian SARS-CoV-2 outbreak

Postmortem sampling and autopsy investigation in cases of suspected or probable COVID-19

Introduction SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) which resulted in a cluster of cases of pneumonia that originated in China around 31 December 2019 and has subsequently spread across the globe.

Currently, COVID-19 represents a health emergency worldwide, leading, in severe cases, to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, multiorgan dysfunction or failure, and death.

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