Effect of Early Initiation of Combination Therapy of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fibrotic Drugs on Post COVID-19 Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report


The persistence of lung parenchymal changes Post COVID-19 is increasingly recognized as a vital outcome observed on some patients recovering from SARS-CoV2 infection with limited evidence-based management so far. Here we present a 64-year-old male developed extensive interstitial lung changes post SARS-CoV2 infection and was successfully managed with oral prednisone, pirfenidone, and azithromycin maintenance regimen with significant improvement in his clinical and radiographic parameters noted within a relatively short time. The role of a combined therapeutic approach with anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drugs might be provocative action in patients with COVID-19 related interstitial lung disease, especially those at risk for persistent long-term abnormalities and pulmonary fibrosis development. 
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ALSILMI, Rahmah. Effect of Early Initiation of Combination Therapy of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fibrotic Drugs on Post COVID-19 Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, june 2021. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/jcms/article/view/987>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.22317/jcms.v7i3.987.
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