Vol - 30, Issue - 01
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-27-12-2022-1573
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Abstract : To understand the pulmonary effects of post COVID19 this prospective observational study was undertaken.105 post COVID19 patients were assessed at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months by Clinical symptoms, Pulmonary function by Spirometry and DLCO, Exercise capacity by 6MWT and SPO2, radiologically by Chest X-ray and CT (if required), Health related quality of life (HRQOL). Patients were categorized as mild (71%), moderate (23%) and severe (6%). The predominant symptom at 3 months were fatigue (35.2%), cough (23.8%) and breathlessness (19%). The mean values of all parameters at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months were calculated. All parameters except 6MWT showed statistically significant improvement. In severe category the improvement was slow especially DLCO with residual clinical symptoms.

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