Fatal pulmonary fibrosis can occur with COVID-19
COVID-19 can result in fatal pulmonary fibrosis, according to a case report.
Danish doctors describe the case of a woman in her 80s admitted to hospital with COVID-19 who then developed the disease.
The patient developed severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during her hospitalisation and was treated with lung-protective ventilation, heavy sedation/neuromuscular blockade, prone positioning and inhaled nitric oxide, they report in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.
A CT scan on day 18 revealed