COVID-19 infection does not appear to affect the lung function of young adults, according to a new study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Even patients with asthma did not show a statistically significant deterioration in lung function. Researchers were investigating the impact of COVID-19 infection on lung function.
There was a trend towards slightly low FEV1 or forced expiratory air volume in one second.
FEV1 is the amount of air they could exhale forcibly in one second.
Dr. Ida Mogensen, lead researcher, said that this pandemic has raised questions about if and how the lung is affected after the clearance of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.