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[Pulmonary aspects of COVID-19 infection]

BÖCSKEI Renáta Marietta1

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(08-09)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.31.025

Review

[COVID-19 caused already the most serious pandemic of the past 100 years with increasing morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. Due to the aerosol-born virus, pneumonia develops in a significant part (ca. 20%) of patients with serious forms of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ca. in 5-8% of all cases. For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it is very important to save their well-controlled condition and to continue the maintenance therapy in co-morbid COVID-19 infection. The role of pulmonary exercises and rehabilitation is crucial. Thus, pulmonology outpatient clinics gained additional follow-up activities such as the long-term post-COVID care with complex functional assessments and regular structural imaging of discharged patients.]

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  1. Szent Borbála Kórház, Pulmonológiai Osztály

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