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An NYU pathologist says blood clots were found in 'almost every organ' of coronavirus patients' autopsies

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Autopsy studies are helping doctors understand how the coronavirus attacks the body.
A new study published last month showed blood clots were present in "almost every organ" the researchers looked at, co-author and New York University pathologist Amy Rapkiewicz told CNN.
When the virus was first discovered, doctors thought COVID-19 was mainly a respiratory disease like pneumonia, but they've since learned that it can cause blood clots that can lead to serious complications like strokes, kidney failure, and immune system complications.
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Pathologist found blood clots in ‘almost every organ' during autopsies on COVID-19 patients

Pathologist found blood clots in ‘almost every organ' during autopsies on COVID-19 patients

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Autopsies on people who died of the coronavirus are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body - and one of the most remarkable findings concerned blood clotting, a pathologist says.
Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz, chairman of the department of pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center, discussed her findings with CNN Thursday night.
Some COVID-19 patients are known to develop blood clotting issues, but the degree and the extent to which that occurs was described as “dramatic” by Rapkiewicz.
In the early stages of the pandemic, bedside clinicians noticed a lot of blood clotting “in...
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