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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-164

Are patients with comorbidities more prone to sequalae in severe COVID-19

Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Mradul Kumar Daga
Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002
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DOI: 10.4103/injms.injms_37_21

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Majority hospital admission in COVID-19 is because of pneumonia. Few develop progressive and permanent pulmonary fibrosis. Here, we present three patients of severe COVID-19 pneumonia requiring intensive care unit care. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest of these patients revealed multiple areas of lung involvement at the 4th week of illness. Follow-up CT scan and pulmonary function test were done after 5 months to look for residual changes. Pulmonary fibrosis induced by COVID-19 is being documented. We need long-term follow-up studies to observe the clinical and radiological course of fibrosis. Corticosteroids and antifibrotic agents in such cases are being looked into.

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