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Long Covid study finds abnormality in lungs that could explain breathlessness

By Hannah Devlin

29 Jan 2022 · 3 min read

Abnormalities have been identified in the lungs of long Covid patients that could offer a potential explanation for why some people experience breathlessness long after their initial infection.

The findings, from a pilot study involving 36 patients, raise the possibility that Covid may cause microscopic damage to the lungs that is not detected using routine tests.

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