Lungs take 3 months to recover well after Covid recovery, Study

Nov 26 2020 03:37 PM
Lungs take 3 months to recover well after Covid recovery, Study

Study reveals lung tissue of Covid 19 patients shows good recovery in three months in most cases of Covid 19. The study of 124 patients by the Radboud University in the Netherlands, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The patients are prone to Corovirus attack and recovered from the acute Covid-19 infections. Patients were divided into three categories, a group with patients who were admitted to the ICU, a group of patients who were admitted to a nursing ward in the hospital, and finally a group with patients who could stay home but experienced persisting symptoms that eventually warranted a referral from their doctors. 

The study evaluated how patients behave after three months and the results revealed that the patients who were referred to the aftercare clinic by their doctors showed the worst recovery in the following period. “The patients were examined by CT scan, a lung functional test and more,” mentioned in the study. When evaluating after three months, researchers found the patients’ lung tissue is recovering well. Residual damage in the lung tissue was generally limited and is most often seen in patients who were treated in the ICU.

The most common complaints after three months are fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pains. Many of the recovered people also still experience limitations in their daily life as well as a decreased quality of life. “Considering the variety and seriousness of the complaints and the plausible size of this subgroup, there is an urgent need for further research into explanations and treatment options,” Borst noted.

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