Blood clots in almost every organ during Covid autopsies
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Autopsies on people who died from coronavirus are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body.
One of the most remarkable findings involves blood clotting.
A pathologist at NYU Langone Medical Center told CNN in the early stages of the pandemic, doctors expected to see clotting in the lungs.
However autopsies of deceased Covid 19 patients revealed blood clotting in almost every single organ in the body.
The autopsies also revealed something unusual about large bone marrow cells.
Normally the cells don’t circulate outside the bones and lungs.
But the autopsies of Covid 19 patients found the cells in the kidneys, liver and other organs, but most notably in the heart.
Pathologists were also surprised by what they did not find.
Early in the pandemic, doctors thought the virus would cause inflammation in the heart.
But autopsies found very low incidents of heart inflammation.