Covid19 patients can develop this serious lung disease, AIIMS doctor informed
Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have recommended a lung (lung) transplant for two patients recovering from covid19 due to extensive fibrosis (lung disease). Fibrosis is a condition where the lung tissue hardens and the infection causes a wound in the lungs. The first transplant of Corona's patient took place in Chennai in August. Most people recover fully from covid19, while some complaint of problems with persistent breathing, fatigue, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems, and muscle and joint pain for several weeks. Some people also appear to be struggling with major problems like heart disease and difficulty in breathing.
AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria told the doctors in the National Grand Rounds Weekly to present the current evidence, "If you look at the available data, about 60 to 80% of the people who have recovered from covid19, They may have some form of a sequel (a condition caused by another disease). It can be mild in the form of fatigue and body aches. But it can also be very serious as individuals who are on oxygen therapy for a long time. We have two individuals who have extensive fibrosis in the lungs and are being advised to have a lung transplant and we have people who have also seen major complications such as cardiac abnormalities and strokes."
In addition to lung and heart conditions, Doctor Guleria warned not only about the psychological disorders resulting from the infection, but also about the psychological difficulties resulting from lockdown and social distancing. Anant Mohan, head of the Pulmonary Medicine Department at AIIMS, cited an Italian study that said only 12.6% of all recovered COVID-19 trial participants were completely symptom-free after two months, with one in 32% or There were two symptoms, and 55% had three or more symptoms - the most common of which are fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, chest pain, and cough. Doctor Saurav Mittal from the same department presented three cases with covid19 complications and explained how they can be managed.
The first case was of a 65-year-old man who showed how a previously healthy person became dependent on oxygen after having fibrosis, followed by a 43-year-old man who showed that after getting better. They may also have this problem in the same way. When it comes to fibrosis in the lungs, Dr. Mohan said that although there was no estimate of prevalence, he thought that doctors could see many patients in clinics in such cases."There is no estimate of the prevalence of post-covid19 fibrosis but given the amount of coronavirus cases, even if it is a small percentage, the absolute numbers are likely to be very large," he said. Doctors also cited a study in Germany that found that 78 out of 100 coronavirus patients had some cardiac problems and 60 had inflammation of the heart muscle.