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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Research Article

COVID Tarnish Lung: Residual Radiological Lung Consequences of Infection with COVID-19

Author(s): Ahmed Mohammed Abumossalam*, Taha Taha Abdelgawad, Mohamad Abomesllam Ibrahim, Mohamad Darwish Mohamad, Dalia Abdelsattar Ahmed and Hanan Abdelsattar Elhalaby

Volume 18, Issue 2, 2022

Published on: 14 March, 2022

Page: [121 - 133] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1573398X18666220218101742

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Background: COVID-19 has still been expressed as a mysterious viral infection with dramatic pulmonary consequences.

Objectives: This article aims to study the radiological pulmonary consequences of respiratory covid-19 infection at 6 months and their relevance to the clinical stage, laboratory markers, and management modalities.

Methods: This study was implemented on two hundred and fifty (250) confirmed positive cases for COVID-19 infections. One hundred and ninety-seven cases (197) who completed the study displayed residual radiological lung shadowing (RRLS) on follow-up computed tomography (CT) of the chest. They were categorized by Simple clinical classification of COVID-19 into groups A, B and C.

Results: GGO, as well as reticulations, were statistically significantly higher in group A than the other two groups; however, bronchiectasis changes, parenchymal scarring, nodules as well as pleural tractions were statistically significantly higher in group C than the other two groups.

Conclusion: Respiratory covid-19 infection might be linked to residual radiological lung shadowing. Ground glass opacities GGO, reticulations pervaded in mild involvement with lower inflammatory markers level, unlike, severe changes that expressed scarring, nodules and bronchiectasis changes accompanied by increased levels of inflammatory markers.

Keywords: COVID-19, residual radiological shadowing, respiratory support, invasive mechanical ventilation-GGO, reticulations, scarring, nodule.

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