How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surges past 2.2 million globally and deaths surpass 150,000, clinicians and pathologists are struggling to understand the damage wrought by the coronavirus as it tears through the body. They are realizing that although the lungs are ground zero, its reach can extend to many organs including the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, gut, and brain.

Publisher: Science Mag | Author: Meredith Wadman

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acute kidney injury, blood clotting, cytokine storm, hypoxia, infection data, and oxygen deprivation
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-04-17 (Modified: 2021-09-22)

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