The association of abnormal pulmonary vasculature on CT scan for COVID-19 infection and decreased diffusion capacity
In a recently published study Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) was used to retrospectively study the association of abnormal pulmonary vasculature on CT scan for COVID-19 infection with decreased diffusion capacity in follow up.
Thirty eight subjects were included in this study.
In conclusion: Abnormalities in pulmonary vascular volumes at the time of hospitalization are independently associated with a low DLCO at follow-up. There was no relationship between inflammatory biomarkers during hospitalization and DLCO.
Pulmonary vascular abnormalities during hospitalization for COVID-19 may serve as a biomarker for abnormal gas transfer after COVID-19 pneumonia.
Categorised in: Miscellaneous / December 15, 2021 10:55 am /Tags: COVID, COVID-19, CT, Vasculature