Autopsy evidence of direct renal infection with SARS-CoV-2

Jun 16, 2020COVID Literature Appraisal, Pathology

Although earlier publications have mentioned the presence of viral particles in the urine, this is the first report of autopsy findings in COVID-19 substantiating that the virus directly invades the kidney. As kidney or other organ biopsies are unlikely to be done as a part of evaluation in patients with the disease. We need more full autopsies to understand the disease process. This might help in developing treatment of this new entity.

Article:Farkash EA, Wilson AM and Jentzen JM. Ultrastructural evidence for direct renal infection with SARS-CoV-2. JASN 2020; vol 31. doi:  10.1681/ASN.2020040432

Pathology-Autopsy kidney findings