Home | About us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionContact Us   |  Subscribe   |  Advertise   |  Login  Page layout
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layout
Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
  Users Online: 872   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 61-63

Fibrotic interstitial lung disease occurring as sequelae of COVID-19 pneumonia despite concomitant steroids


1 P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Radio Diagnosis, Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Zarir Farokh Udwadia
4, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mumbai - 400 016, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_533_20

Rights and Permissions

A 75-year-old female with no history of lung disease developed severe pulmonary fibrosis within 1 month of acute severe COVID-19 pneumonia. She developed dry basal crackles, hypoxia needing home oxygen, and computed tomography changes which dramatically evolved from acute ground-glass opacities to honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis. Interestingly, these changes occurred despite her being on steroids through most of her hospital stay. She is being commenced on pirfenidone and her responses are carefully monitored, but the role of antifibrotic drugs are unclear and will only be established from large clinical trials.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed8407    
    Printed317    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded418    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal