Lungs ‘Primed’ for Severe COVID-19 in People With IPF, Like Disorders

Lungs ‘Primed’ for Severe COVID-19 in People With IPF, Like Disorders

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Lungs ‘Primed’ for Severe COVID-19 in People With IPF, Like Disorders

Changes in gene activity and immune cell populations in the lungs of people with chronic lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), may predispose these patients to severe COVID-19, a study indicated. “Our results suggest that patients with chronic lung disease are molecularly primed to be more susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2,” Nicholas Banovich, PhD, one of the study’s senior authors, said in a press release. The study, “Chronic lung diseases are associated with…

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