Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung Trouble

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung Trouble

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung TroublePosted on September 15th, 2020 by Dr. Francis CollinsCaption: Testing breathing capacity with a spirometer. But a recent study of 55 people recovering from COVID-19 in China offers some early insight into the recovery of lung function [1]. Moving forward, it will be important to conduct larger and longer-term studies of COVID-19 recovery in people of diverse backgrounds to continue to learn more about what it means to survive COVID-19. The new findings certainly indicate that for many people who’ve been hospitalized with COVID-19, regaining normal lung function may take a while. Reference:[1] Follow-up study of the pulmonary function and related physiological characteristics of COVID-19 survivors three months after recovery.

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