Neurological symptoms are increasingly recognized in SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals. However, the neuropathogenesis remains unclear and it is not possible to define a specific damage pattern due to brain virus infection. In the present study, 33 cases of brain autopsies performed during the first (February–April 2020) and the second/third (November 2020–April 2021) pandemic waves are described. In all the cases, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was searched. Pathological findings are described and compared with those presently published.

COVID-19 and the Brain: The Neuropathological Italian Experience on 33 Adult Autopsies

Mattia Riefolo;Tiziana Lazzarotto;Giovanna Cenacchi;Rocco Liguori;Raffaele Lodi;Caterina Tonon;Antonietta D'Errico;Maria Pia Foschini
2022

Abstract

Neurological symptoms are increasingly recognized in SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals. However, the neuropathogenesis remains unclear and it is not possible to define a specific damage pattern due to brain virus infection. In the present study, 33 cases of brain autopsies performed during the first (February–April 2020) and the second/third (November 2020–April 2021) pandemic waves are described. In all the cases, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was searched. Pathological findings are described and compared with those presently published.
2022
Viscardo P Fabbri, Mattia Riefolo, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Liliana Gabrielli, Giovanna Cenacchi, Carmine Gallo, Raffaele Aspide, Guido Frascaroli, Rocco Liguori, Raffaele Lodi, Caterina Tonon, Antonietta D'Errico, Maria Pia Foschini
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