INTERPRETATION: Interpretation of the results from pathology of a patient who died of COVID-19 in Wuhan

Authors: Alexandra Freeman
Date added: 13th April 2020, 18:59:49

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The analysis of the findings from this single patient in Wuhan suggests that COVID-19 infection can stimulate an over activation of T cells and severe immune injury. This can be seen in blood sample and analysis, and results in rapid progression of pneumonia and potentially liver damage. Lymphopenia is a common feature in the patients with COVID-19 and might be a critical factor associated with disease severity and mortality.

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