FRIDAY, Aug. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffered a bout of COVID-19 and your lungs took a beating, caller probe has reassuring news: You volition apt beryllium spared semipermanent respiratory damage.
Scientists looked astatine COVID-19 survivors who had asymptomatic, mean oregon terrible COVID-19 infections and besides underwent unrelated elective lung operations (for example, to dainty lung nodules oregon lung cancer) astatine immoderate constituent aft they recovered from COVID-19.
In each of the patients, benign lung insubstantial from astir the nodules oregon tumors showed nary detectable lasting lung harm that was straight linked to COVID-19.
"Since the commencement of the pandemic, a large question has been whether COVID-19 volition person semipermanent oregon imperishable harm connected our lungs," said elder survey writer Dr. Zaid Abdelsattar, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon astatine Loyola Medicine, successful Maywood, Ill.
"This probe provided america with the uncommon accidental to survey the asymptomatic survivors of COVID-19 and marque observations to assistance america reply this question," helium said successful a Loyola quality release.
"Further probe is inactive needed connected wherefore immoderate patients retrieve completely, and others don't. Our survey shows that if you declaration COVID-19 and past wholly retrieve clinically and connected imaging, your lung tissues are besides apt to person wholly healed arsenic well, without imperishable damage," Abdelsattar said.
The survey was published online precocious successful The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
About 209.5 cardinal radical worldwide person contracted COVID-19 since the commencement of the pandemic, and determination person been much than 4 cardinal deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The American Lung Association has much connected COVID-19.
SOURCE: Loyola Medicine, quality release, Aug. 12, 2021