COVID 19 Chronic Disease

Acute phase diffuse alveolar damage

Han and Fan..

  • hospital admission
    • 6 months later.
      • 62% residual CT abnormalities at 6 months.
        • 35% of the total cohort with “fibrotic-like”
          • parenchymal bands,
          • irregular interfaces [bronchovascular, pleural, or mediastinal],
          • traction bronchiectasis, and/or honeycombing).
        • remaining participants
          • ground-glass opacification and
          • interstitial thickening;
      • 26% of patients had reduced gas exchange physiology.
    • Important was
      •  link between ARDS and fibrotic-like changes at 6 months

Wells et al editorial Radiology