Collapse induration of alveoli is an ultrastructural finding in a COVID-19 patient

Eur Respir J. 2021 May 6;57(5):2004165. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04165-2020. Print 2021 May.


Electron microscopy reveals collapse induration with alveolar epithelial cell death, basal lamina denudation, collapse and sealing of alveoli in a COVID-19 patient, implicating surfactant dysfunction and alveolar instability in fibrosis initiation

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Alveoli
  • SARS-CoV-2