Thromboembolic Findings in COVID-19 Autopsies: Pulmonary Thrombosis or Embolism?

Ann Intern Med. 2020 Sep 1;173(5):394-395. doi: 10.7326/M20-3255. Epub 2020 May 15.


In their article, Lax and colleagues reported the frequent occurrence of pulmonary thrombosis in a series of autopsies of patients with COVID-19. The editorialist discusses how these findings help to further inform our emerging understanding of thromboembolic disease in COVID-19.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections*
  • Embolism*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Thromboembolism*