Post covid pulmonary fibrosis - Implications of interdisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation program: Short communication
Corresponding Author(s) : Akhil Mathew
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue-1
Since December, 2019, an outbreak of a novel corona virus disease was reported in Wuhan, China, which has subsequently affected more than 200 countries worldwide. The symptoms associated with COVID-19 are diverse, ranging from mild to moderate upper respiratory tract symptoms to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The major risk factors for severe corona virus disease are shared with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, namely increasing age, male sex, and co morbidities such as hypertension and diabetes. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic progressive disease in which lung function inexorably declines, leading to respiratory failure [1, 2].
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