Published: 21 November 2021
Author(s): Marcel Levi
Issue: January 2022
Section: Commentary

A proportion of patients who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop severe disease. Apart from a serious bilateral pneumonia organs other than the lungs may become involved as well. The clinical picture of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to the concept that it is a generalised disease, i.e. a viral sepsis.

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