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Corona patients for a “long period” are more susceptible to airway diseases

A recent study of patients with long-term respiratory symptoms after being diagnosed with coronavirus indicates that people with more severe symptoms of COVID-19 are likely to have mild airway obstruction, which calls for long-term follow-up.

Corona disease primarily affects the respiratory system, however, the virus is unique for the wide range of clinical manifestations it produces, and to this end the majority of infected individuals will remain asymptomatic, while others may experience life-threatening symptoms.

It is common for patients infected with the Coronavirus to have lung problems for a long period of time after recovering from acute illness, and these respiratory symptoms are often accompanied by lung problems.

A preliminary report, released on medRxiv, describes the effects of the coronavirus on lung structure and function in patients with long-term effects, also known as COVID.

Study details

According to the Medical website report, the study included 100 patients with persistent cough or shortness of breath for more than 31 days after being diagnosed with severe COVID-19, and about two out of three of the study participants were discharged from hospital, and the remaining study participants were either hospitalized or They were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) during the acute period of illness (21 days from diagnosis).

Patients with critical COVID-19 had higher chances of developing chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes and hypertension than the outpatient group. Among those with previous lung disease, about 25% had asthma. While about 5% had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease.

When the patients in the study were followed up, most patients with persistent symptoms were suffering from shortness of breath, as more than half of the patients reported fatigue, and more than one-tenth of the patients in the hospital, in addition to more than 55% of the intensive care unit patients, continued to seek medical attention. Oxygen after discharge from hospital.