Serious Mortality, Ventilation Risk Seen in IPF Patients With COVID-19

Serious Mortality, Ventilation Risk Seen in IPF Patients With COVID-19

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Serious Mortality, Ventilation Risk Seen in IPF Patients With COVID-19

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are at a greater risk of severe illness leading to mechanical ventilation or death than are infected patients without this progressive lung disease, a large database study reported. Among hospitalized individuals, however, its scientists saw no difference in outcomes between the two groups. Still, “patients with IPF should be advised to strictly adhere to prevention guidelines,” the researchers wrote. “Consideration for…

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