What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

Germany was allowed to conduct autopsies of people who died from complications of coronavirus. Due to this, physicians have already learned a lot about this disease. For example, what COVID-19 affects the lungs, not all of their victims. There is still some factors that they all share...

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

In the beginning of the pandemic COVID-19 Institute named Robert Koch (IRC) warned against the autopsy, in order to protect doctors from possible contamination. But recently, this recommendation was withdrawn, considering that the scientific benefits outweighed the dangers.

According to Andreas Rosenwald (Rosenwald Andreas), head of the Institute of General pathology, University of würzburg, the world is still too little known about what kind of damage does a virus. While everyone is talking only about initial symptoms.

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

It should be noted that the autopsy of the victims COVID-19 in some countries, such as Switzerland, spend a long time. And now scientists are ready to share certain insights:

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

Also, doctors from the group Zenkova explored the damaged lung tissue from the dead. And what conclusions they came to:

This means that patients COVID-19 was disturbed oxygen metabolism, which explains the difficulty breathing. Accordingly, no matter how much oxygen the patient is not given, he simply will not be able to move through the body. To take into account whether it used in the treatment of patients in intensive care units is unknown.

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

With regard to German colleagues, they do not hurry to generalize the first results. The President of the Federal Association of German pathologists Karl-Friedrich Burris (Karl-Friedrich Bürrig) says that before you bring any results, it will take at least six months. Then the data will be published in a special registry, which last week approved the Rhenish-Westphalian technical University of Aachen. The registry will be open, because, according to the University, the public follows this sphere of knowledge "with a certain curiosity, and perhaps with hope."

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

But there is in Germany and the doctors are now ready to share some of my discoveries from this area. For example, the Hamburg court physician Purzel Klaus (Klaus Püschel), which, ignoring the recommendations of IRC, conducted the autopsy of 65 died as a result of coronavirus patients.

The report on the work he was sent to the Hamburg Ministry of health, but to comment on it refused. Meanwhile it became known that none of the cases has not done "without prior diseases": almost half of deaths were chronic heart disease, one-third of the discovered disease of other organs — kidney, liver, or organs after transplantation. Some patients suffered from dementia, cancer, diabetes or obesity.

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

Doctors clinic of Peking University also conducted the autopsy of the victims of the coronavirus. They found that the disease affects not only the lungs but also other organs and also the immune system as a whole. Agree with pathologists from the University of Zurich: according to the results of their research, the virus causes severe inflammation of blood vessels in different organs.

The Ministry of health published a report which referred to the previous diseases of the patients who died 1739. However, it is not based on the results of the autopsies, and on data from case histories. There often referred to diabetes, high blood pressure and diseases of the coronary vessels.

What we found out after the autopsy the bodies of victims of coronavirus

The question arises whether the patients die from the virus or the virus? At him and tried to answer the Hamburg court physician Klaus Purzel. As it turned out, 61 of the 65 deaths the cause of death was the virus COVID-19. In the remaining four cases, death was caused by a virus.

Pathologist Alexander Tsankov called the conclusion "academic", because if a cancer patient, who remained six months, death is moving vehicle, the fault of the driver, this does not become less.

Keywords: Disease | The virus | Casualties | Coronavirus | Death | Epidemic

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