A Pulmonary Pathologist’s Perspective on COVID-19

ARDS, diffuse alveolar damage and hypoxia

In this video, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, Director of Pulmonary Pathology in the Department of Anatomic Pathology, presents an overview of COVID-19, starting with the global numbers and ending with what he and other pathologists are seeing under their microscopes. He explains the histology of acute respiratory distress syndrome, highlights the diffuse alveolar damage seen in patients who are infected with the virus and offers a patient-friendly explanation of alveolar function and hypoxia.

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