In China, it was found that COVID-19 causes irreversible damage to the lungs and the human immune system. This means that even a cured person in the future may have health problems.
“The effect of COVID-19 on the human body is similar to the combination of SARS and AIDS, since it harms both the lungs and the immune system”Peng Zhiyong, director of the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University.
According to the physician, an autopsy shows serious damage to the lungs and immune system in victims of COVID-19.
Earlier, Chinese forensic experts performed nine autopsies of patients with COVID-19. They found lung damage and published a study in a scientific journal. Experts have concluded that COVID-19 causes an inflammatory reaction that damages the airways and pulmonary alveoli.
“Based on the results of the study, I think that the most important thing now is to take measures at an early stage of the disease to protect the lungs of patients from irreversible fibrosis”
According to him, the number of deaths in China may suddenly increase. Some patients in Wuhan lasted one month in critical stages of the disease, but are still at risk and may die at any time.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a consequence of inflammation, proliferation of connective tissue and scarring in the lungs. The patient has trouble breathing. Similar pathologies were previously found in victims of SARS.