From ARDS to pulmonary fibrosis: the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic?

While the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed the medical and scientific communites since it was first reported in late 2019, we are only beginning to understand the chronic health burdens associated with this disease. Although COVID-19 is a multi-systemic disease, the lungs are the primary source of infection and injury, resulting in pneumonia and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Given that pulmonary fibrosis is a well-recognized sequela of ARDS, many have questioned whether COVID-19 survivors will face long-term pulmonary consequences.
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CONCLUSIONS: Our study confirms the similar incidence of pulmonary cavities after COVID-19 than previously reported. It also incites the clinicians to pay attention to the possibility of the occurrence of this complication.PMID:34661252 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202110_26870
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