Lung Fibrosis Sequelae After Recovery from COVID-19 Infection

  • Agus Dwi Susanto Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia-Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Paulus Arka Triyoga Lung Clinic, Eka Hospital Cibubur, West Java, Indonesia
  • Fathiyah Isbaniah Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia-Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Aulya Fairuz Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hans Cendikiawan Radiology Departement, Eka Hospital Cibubur, West Java, Indonesia
  • Ferdynand Zaron Radiology Departement, Eka Hospital Cibubur, West Java, Indonesia
  • Intan Aryanti Radiology Departement, Eka Hospital Cibubur, West Java, Indonesia
  • Sarah Naura Irbah Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Moulid Hidayat Faculty of Medicine, University of Mataram, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Keywords: COVID-19, recovery, lung fibrosis

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19). The SARS-CoV-2 is very contagious and nobody is known to be immune to it. The post-infected lung would leave a scar known as fibrosis, a scar tissue. A study from Wuhan, China suggested the development of fibrosis, though it was too early to label these lung changes as irreversible fibrosis in a time range of 3 weeks. The occurrence of fibrosis indicates a chronic infection which greatly contributes to the hallmark symptom of COVID-19 induced ARDS such as shortness of breath and chest pain. However, many of those studies have not yet explained the condition of the patient's lung after total recovery from the COVID-19. This report demonstrates the clinical symptoms, chest CT scan, spirometry, and blood gas analysis of patient after total recovery from the COVID-19 with appearance lung fibrosis.

Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
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Susanto AD, Triyoga PA, Isbaniah F, Fairuz A, Cendikiawan H, Zaron F, Aryanti I, Irbah SN, Hidayat M (2021) Lung Fibrosis Sequelae After Recovery from COVID-19 Infection. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:360-365. doi: 10.3855/jidc.13686
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic