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Lung damage may persist long after COVID-19 pneumonia clears


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Radiology
Reuters Health - 04/04/2022 - CT scans show that people who have recovered from COVID-19 pneumonia often have lingering damage to their lungs even a full year later, according to a new study.  "COVID-19 pneumonia causes marked inflammatory lung changes, most of which diminish and completely resolve after a year, although residual findings remain in half of the patients," said Dr. Christoph Schwabl of Innsbruck Medical University in Innsbruck, Austria, who worked on the study.  "Lung changes that were still present half a year after the disease remained constant in more than 60% of the participants even after one year, so we assume they may represent permanent l...


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