COVID -Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Possible Linkages with the Tuberculosis Infection: An Observation
Publication Type:Magazine Articles
Source:TBInfo, Volume 1, Issue 3, p.1-7 (2021)
Keywords:COVID -Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis, Tuberculosis Infection
Till August 30th, 2021, a whopping number of 21.75 crore people have been known to be infected globally by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and 45.19 lakh people have succumbed to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Research has shown that progressive fibrotic lung disease is one of the possible consequences of pulmonary pneumonia induced by the novel coronavirus and is one of the most worrisome complications following the recovery from the COVID-19. Considering its importance and sensitivity in the human body, lung performance is a good indicator for understanding the host tolerance to infectious diseases. Therefore, in lung functionality, the discussions revolving around pulmonary fibrosis are even more relevant.