One in three patients cured of coronavirus may suffer from lung damage, chronic fatigue, and psychological disorders for the rest of their lives. This conclusion was reached by specialists of the national health service of Great Britain, reports The Daily Telegraph.
According to the study, 30% of patients with a coronavirus infection may develop lung fibrosis in the future. This is a disease in which scar tissue forms in the lungs, which leads to a violation of respiratory function and deterioration of blood oxygen saturation.
Half of those cured may have physical, cognitive, and psychological disorders, and about 70% may suffer from delusional disorder. Every tenth patient was diagnosed with acute heart failure.
According to scientists, there is also evidence that the coronavirus can cause brain damage that can later lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Russian scientists also reported in April that COVID-19 threatens the human body with severe consequences. They found out that the infected person may have serious brain damage, said Felix Yershov, a virologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Like influenza and herpes viruses, the coronavirus can lead to the death of entire sections of this organ, and also greatly weakens the immune system, he noted.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 9.2 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection worldwide. Of these, 476.9 thousand patients died.