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Lung Function Appears to Be Unaffected After COVID-19 Infection in Young Adults

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COVID-19 infection does not appear to affect the lung function of young adults, according to new research presented at the 'virtual' European Respiratory Society International Congress today.

In the first study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 infection on lung function, researchers led by Dr. Ida Mogensen, a post-doctoral fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, found that even patients with asthma did not show a statistically significant deterioration in lung function, although there was a trend towards slightly lower measurements for the amount of air they could exhale forcibly in one second—known as forced ...