A systematic review on the pathogenesis of death due to COVID-19
Author(s): Dr. Krishneswari RS and Dr. KC Muraleedharan
Abstract: Background: A pandemic COVID-19 affected the whole world since December 2019. By this review an attempt is made to find the pathogenesis behind the death of patients from the available literature on post-mortem findings. A trial is made to find out suitable Homoeopathic medicines based on pathological findings.
Methods: Eight research articles having the post-mortem findings of deceased due to COVID-19 are selected and a review is done with statistical analysis to find the prevalence of pathogenesis.
Results: Ground glass opacity is the common finding in chest imaging, virus like particles is seen in the lung parenchyma and the prevalent pathogenesis is found to be Diffuse Alveolar Damage (81.93%) of the lung tissue. Arsenicum album is found to be the leading remedy.
Conclusion: The prevalent pathological finding is found to be Diffuse Alveolar Damage in the lungs which is a feature consistent with fatal viral infection leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.