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While the Covid-19 pandemic advances, there is the need for research to bring faster information to generate impacts in the treatment of the disease in the present. At the Medical School of the Universidade de São Paulo, a team coordinated by Prof. Marisa Dolhnikoff, of the Pathology Department, have already performed 40 autopsies on people who died due to the Covid-19.

Initially, the autopsies have showned the profile considered classical for the disease. Prof. Marisa said, “most recently, with a broader aspect of individuals committed by the disease there has been younger patients. We understand, as the absolute number of cases increases, there has been less typical and more frequent manifestations”. The professor adds: “although this disease is, primarily, pulmonary, it can be considered a systemic disease. There are individuals with manifestation in the kidneys, central nervous system and heart, which are rare, but beginning to appear in a non-insignificant number”.

With the minimally invasive autopsies, which utilize ultrasound images, topographies, magnetic resonance, and tissue analyses collected in a post-mortem biopsy, the researchers have been identifying injuries in different organs and multiple damages to the human body.

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