• Users Online: 262
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-97

Importance and guidelines of postmortem examination on COVID-19 cases: An overview


1 Department of Forensic Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
2 College of Forensic Medicine, Shanxi Medical University, Shanxi, China
3 School of Basic Medical Sciences and Forensic Medicine, Hangzhou Medical College, Hangzhou, China
4 Department of Forensic Pathology/Toxicology, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
5 Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
6 Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (China University of Political Science and Law), Ministry of Education; Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Ping Yan
Overseas Expertise Introduction Centre for Discipline Innovation in Forensic Sciences and Social Governance, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan
China
Tiantong Yang
Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (China University of Political Science and Law), Ministry of Education, Beijing; Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, Beijing
China
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfsm.jfsm_54_20

Rights and Permissions

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) occurred in December 2019, in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 has spread to 216 countries, areas, and territories and killed more than 400,000 people worldwide. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The pathological findings of COVID-19 by postmortem biopsy were first reported in April 2020. Since then, there have been many publications regarding the postmortem pathological findings of different organs of COVID-19 patients. Well-performed systemic autopsy examination on patients with related diseases, acute respiratory distress syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has provided critical information for better understanding the pathogenesis of the emerging infectious diseases in the past. An overview on the importance and guidelines of postmortem examination on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients is presented.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed294    
    Printed15    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded96    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal