COVID-19: A New Viral Pathogen - Pathologic Approach and Findings
This symposium will provide the practicing pediatric pathologist with a basic understanding of COVID-19 as it relates to pathology. The autopsy and testing protocols as they pertain to COVID-19 will be addressed as well as the pathologic features seen in the lungs, placenta, skin, and the nervous system of these patients. Additionally, a description of the multisystem inflammatory disorder affecting children will be provided. The discussion will focus on practical knowledge around the disease and its multifaceted effects on patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to...
- List pathologic findings associated with COVID-19 in the lung, nervous system, skin, and placenta.
- Describe the manifestations of COVID-19 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in pediatric patients.
- Describe the special features of autopsy in COVID-19 patients as it relates to performing the autopsy and special collections taken at autopsy.