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Post Covid-19 organizing pneumonia: Case series for 6 patients with post-COVID interstitial lung disease


Journal of Lung, Pulmonary & Respiratory Research
Fahad Alsulami,1 Inderdeep Dhaliwal,2 Marko Mrkobrada,2 Michael Nicholson2

Abstract

Organizing pneumonia secondary to viral infection is well established entity in the literature. Here we describe 6 cases of organizing pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. All six cases were presented with respiratory symptoms after their initial COVID-19 infection, and they had CT changes compatible with organizing pneumonia. Steroid treatment was initiated in all cases empirically without the need for trans-bronchial biopsy. All presented cases showed significant improvement with steroid clinically and radiographically.

Keywords

COVID-19, organizing pneumonia, systemic glucocorticoids, viral pneumonia, interstitial lung diseases

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