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New coronary pneumonia | 6% of the recovered patients have sequelae and 1% of patients with pulmonary fibrosis will recover after one year

2020-10-26T16:08:58.026Z

Among the more than 5,000 patients with novel coronavirus pneumonia in Hong Kong, 105 have passed away, and most of the patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Honorary consultant doctor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Queen Mary Hospital and clinical professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine, Hong Fanyi revealed that 30 of the approximately 500 recovered patients in the follow-up consultation at Queen Mary Hospital, or about 6%, developed sequelae, including loss of taste and smell, but not fully recovered , There are also 5 people, about 1% of patients have pulmonary fibrosis. Kong Fanyi expects that the number of patients with sequelae in the long term is not large, and that the lung function of severely ill patients has continued to improve. It is estimated that 70 to 80% of patients with pulmonary fibrosis can recover after one year.



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Author: Chen Qianting

2020-10-27 00:00

Last update date: 2020-10-27 00:00

Among the more than 5,000 patients with novel coronavirus pneumonia in Hong Kong, 105 have passed away, and most of the patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Honorary consultant doctor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Queen Mary Hospital and clinical professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine, Hong Fanyi revealed that 30 of the approximately 500 recovered patients in the follow-up consultation at Queen Mary Hospital, or about 6%, developed sequelae, including loss of taste and smell, but not fully recovered , There are also 5 people, about 1% of patients have pulmonary fibrosis.

Kong Fanyi expects that the number of patients with sequelae in the long term is not large, and that the lung function of severely ill patients has continued to improve. It is estimated that 70 to 80% of patients with pulmonary fibrosis can recover after one year.

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After 17 years, Hong Kong ushered in the pneumonia epidemic again. The number of confirmed cases of new pneumonia now far exceeds SARS in 2003. The outbreak has not subsided for more than 10 months.

Professor Kong Fanyi believes that comparing the new type of pneumonia with SARS, although the new type of pneumonia is more infectious than SARS, the patient’s condition is relatively mild and there are not many severely ill patients. About 50 severely ill patients have received plasma recovery treatment. Fewer patients have sequelae after recovery.

Kong Fanyi revealed that about 1% of patients have pulmonary fibrosis after recovery, and 7 to 8 adults are expected to recover completely after 1 year.

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Some patients have just been discharged from the hospital and can only go to the upper half of the building. It takes time to gradually improve lung function

Kong Fanyi revealed that there are currently about 500 survivors of new pneumonia returning to Queen Mary Hospital for follow-up consultations every two to three months. Among them, 20 to 30 patients have sequelae of varying degrees, such as poor taste and smell. full recovery.

There were 5 patients with lung fibrosis, 3 of them still had pulmonary fibrosis 3 months after recovery, but their lung function improved gradually.

Pulmonary fibrosis patients are usually diagnosed patients who need to be admitted to the intensive care unit, and severe pneumonia occurs at the onset of the disease.

However, Kong Fanyi pointed out that the patient’s lung function has improved every follow-up visit. When a patient was just discharged from the hospital, he only walked up the stairs for the upper half of the floor. He was panting, but now he can walk up to two floors. The function has improved. And during the computer scan, the lungs have improved by 20-30%.

Kong Fanyi mentioned that although there is no substantial data to prove the patient's recovery progress within one year after recovery, he believes that if enough time is given, 70% to 80% of severely ill patients will be fully recovered after one year of recovery. It is estimated that there will be long-term sequelae. The hospital will continue to perform lung function tests and scans for the survivors to follow up the patient’s condition.

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