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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-124

COVID-19: Asymptomatic carrier : An autopsy case report

1 Department of Forensic Medicine, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Sonipat, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pathology, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Sonipat, Haryana, India
3 Department of Microbiology, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Sonipat, Haryana, India

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Yogesh Kumar Vashist
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Khanapur Kalan, Gohana, District Sonipat, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_579_20

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus- 2 (CoV-2) outbreak in Wuhan, China has now spread to many countries across the world including the India with an increasing death toll. On March 11, 2020, the new clinical condition COVID-19 (Corona-Virus-Disease-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Owing to its infectivity, high risk of transmission, and limited handling of dead bodies, published data on the course of diseases has been limited. Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild disease course and remain as asymptomatic carrier; however, few patients of older age and with co-morbidites develop severe disease leading on to fatality. If due to COVID-19 infection death occurs, an autopsy is unlikely. However in unnatural deaths the legal duty impels the proper performance of a full autopsy, to find out the cause and manner of death. The detailed autopsy examination along with histo-pathological findings in the organs of asymptomatic patient of COVID-19 and its comparison with microscopic findings in Aluminium Phosphide poisoning are discussed below. This will summarizes the research status for COVID-19 deaths, which will be important for evaluation of cause of death, prevention, control and clinical strategies of COVID-19.

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