Inexplicable COVID-19! Would pathological autopsy be the panacea?

Inexplicable COVID-19! Would pathological autopsy be the panacea?

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Keywords:

Postmortem examination, Clinical autopsy, Pathological autopsy, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 has swamped the entire world, unfolding into a COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts are on to develop an understanding of the various aspects related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. A pathological autopsy can play a vital role in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease, which may be vital in evolving effective management strategies. Despite its significance in the present circumstances, only a limited number of pathological autopsies are being conducted worldwide. The paper stresses on the need for taking up pathological autopsies globally and discusses its present status and the way forward, along with international perspectives and recommendations for consideration of pathological autopsy.

Author Biographies

Utsav Parekh, Department of Forensic Medicine, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

Dr Utsav Parekh, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine,
Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India.
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0548-7810

Tanuj Kanchan, Department of Forensic Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.

Dr Tanuj Kanchan, MD, MAMS, FIAMLE, FIALFS

Additional Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.
Email: [email protected]
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0346-1075

Kewal Krishan, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Kewal Krishan, Ph.D., FRAI Associate Professor and former Chair, Department of Anthropology, (UGC Centre of Advanced Study) Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh, India E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] +919876048205 (Mobile) Dr. Kewal Krishan is a renowned forensic anthropologist and presently serving as Associate Professor and former Chairperson at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He passed his BSc (Hons.), MSc (Hons.), and Ph.D. from Panjab University, India. He is well known for his contributions to forensic and biological anthropology in Indian populations. He published more than 237 articles in international and national journals of repute including high impact and reputed journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Krishan has contributed to the advancement of Forensic Science and its applications in Indian populations. He has devised many methods of criminal investigation and formulae to be used in the criminal investigation process. He contributed invited chapters to the most coveted Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2013), Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2016) published by Elsevier and Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences (2018) published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is the Editor and on the panel of editors of various reputed international journals such as Forensic Science International, Medicine Science and the Law, Archives of Public Health etc. He has been awarded the fellowship of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, London for his contributions to forensic anthropology in India. His research has been cited by more than 10,000 studies in the scientific literature. His Wikipedia profile is available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewal_Krishan_(forensic_anthropologist) His interests include Forensics, Human biology, Biological anthropology, Human morphology, Anthropometry, Forensic podiatry, Publication ethics, Malnutrition and anthropological aspects of Public Health

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02-03-2021

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Parekh U, Kanchan T, Krishan K. Inexplicable COVID-19! Would pathological autopsy be the panacea?. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 2 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];92(1):e2021175. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/11019