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    The involvement of Central Nervous System and sequence variability of Severe Adult Respiratory Syndrome MESHD Adult TRANS Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus-2 revealed in autopsy tissue samples: a case report.

    Authors: Lis Høy Marbjerg; Christina Jacobsen; Jannik Fonager; Claus Bøgelund; Morten Rasmussen; Anders Fomsgaard; Jytte Banner; Veronika Vorobieva Solholm Jensen

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-61471/v1 Date: 2020-08-18 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: The case presented here illustrates that interdisciplinary teamwork can be essential for the understanding of the COVID-19 MESHD disease presentation and enlightening of the pathophysiology. Case presentation: A 60-years-old overweight HP woman without any comorbidities was found dead in her apartment after 14 days of home isolation due to suspicion on the Coronavirus disease 2019 MESHD ( COVID-19 MESHD). She had reported symptoms of tachycardia MESHD tachycardia HP, fever HP fever MESHD, and increasing respiratory difficulty one day before her death MESHD. Due to the Danish legal act on sudden deaths a forensic autopsy was performed including a thorough examination and biosampling. The results of the forensic autopsy displayed sever densified, almost airless, firm lungs, and an unspecific reactive minimal focal perivascular inflammation MESHD consisting of macrophages of the brain tissue. The final diagnosis, COVID-19 MESHD with involvement of the central nervous system was established by use of the RT-RNA analysis on cerebrospinal fluid, as well as by serologic detection of the specific antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 SERO in cerebrospinal fluid and serum SERO. The genetic analysis displayed a 2 % variation between SARS-CoV-2 isolates recovered from the tracheal sample, cerebrospinal fluid, and tissues from both lungs.Conclusion: The combination of all available results revealed that the cause of death MESHD was COVID-19 MESHD with severe pulmonary disease MESHD and neuroinvasion, as well as renal affection resulting in hyponatremia MESHD hyponatremia HP. To our knowledge, it was not shown previously that neuroinvasion could be confirmed by the detection of specific antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 SERO and SARS-CoV-2 specific RNA in cerebrospinal fluid. This case supports hypotheses that SARS-CoV-2 may cause central nervous system infection MESHD. The genetic distinction between SARS-CoV-2 isolates was done by whole-genome sequencing, where the isolate recovered from the cerebrospinal fluid was the most different. 

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