Autopsies found blood clots in “almost every organ” of coronavirus victims, according to a top New York City pathologist, who called the results “dramatic.”
Early on, doctors found blood clots “in lines and various large vessels” of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz told CNN on Thursday.
But then autopsies showed the damage was far worse.
“The clotting was not only in the large vessels but also in the smaller vessels,” said Rapkiewicz, chairman of the department of pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“And this was dramatic because though we might have expected it in the lungs, we found it in almost every organ that we looked at in our autopsy study.”
The autopsies also revealed that large bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes — which typically don’t travel outside the bone and lungs — circulated to other parts of the body.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Lia Eustachewich