Autopsies are gold standard to identify the cause of death and study pathophysiology of novel diseases. Though the studies are less as compared to number of deaths worldwide, findings of pulmonary artery thrombosis and thromboembolism in these studies underpin and parallel the recent clinical findings of coagulopathy induced complications and potential beneficial role of anticoagulants in treatment of severe COVID-19.
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