Mild course: Corona disease late can leave consequences in the body

While Germany diseases of the peak of the Covid-19-nor before, the Numbers in China for several days, steadily downward. Doctors from Hong Kong have first insights on possible long-term consequences that can arise from the disease.

China has exceeded last week, according to figures from the Beijing health Commission, the peak of Coronavirus-spread: The number of new infections with Sars-CoV-2 going back further and further. The Virus, which had its origin in December in Wuhan, called in the people’s Republic so far, more than 3,000 people – so far around 80,000 infected people, almost 70,000, are the official case, according to the figures but recovered.

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Doctors from Hong Kong, reports on late effects in convalescent patients

In Hong Kong, there were, 13. March, 131 confirmed Covid-19-cases, three died and 74 were discharged from the hospital. About a dozen of which not more had come in the Wake of check-UPS to Owen Tsang Tak-yin, medical Director of the center for infectious diseases at the Princess Margaret hospital, two to three of them to be able to do the things you have done in the past. The &quot reported;South China Morning Post".

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“You come out of breath, if they are a bit faster,” said Tsang in a press conference last week. “Some of the cured patients could be a loss of about 20 to 30 percent of their lung function have”. The lung scans of nine of the infected patients have shown abnormalities that suggest that they have taken damage.

Meaningful studies

Due to the brevity of the observations and the low number of Observed should you are currently, but not confirmed long-term consequences of going out, the German physician Christoph Specht. He said in an interview with n-tv: “This is a momentary viewing. So just from a hospital in Hong Kong, by a doctor who has examined some of the patients again after they had been dismissed. This is not a study where you can say, as has been studied, now, 100, 200, or even 1000 patients.“

Moreover, it is completely unclear, whether the damages are permanent or back to back to form: “For the observed period is much too short,” explains the physician.   

Also, Tsang said that it is too early to make definitive statements possible consequences of a Covid-19-disease. Whether the patients can also develop pulmonary fibrosis, is not known. In the case of pulmonary fibrosis in the lung tissue hardens so strong that the body can be scarred and no longer functioning properly. It can occur as a result of a Virus or parasitic infection. “If fibrosis has occurred, it is not reversible,” explains Specht, “But you can’t say at all whether or not it can come as a result of an infection with the Coronavirus, or whether it is just a reduction of lung function for a certain amount of time that heals, but then again.”  

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How convalescent patients can help your lungs

To your lungs to strengthen Tsang dismissed the patient is recommended to train them. The go, for example, with a special physiotherapy or endurance sports such as Swimming.

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