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COVID-19 lung lesion treated with pirfenidone and effective rehabilitation: A Case Report

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L. Zaldívar Vázquez,

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMéx), Av Paseo Tollocan esq. Jesús Carranza, Moderna de la Cruz, 50180 Toluca, MX
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J. Meneses Calderón,

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMéx), Av Paseo Tollocan esq. Jesús Carranza, Moderna de la Cruz, 50180 Toluca, MX
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C. F. Ochoa Morales,

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMéx), Av Paseo Tollocan esq. Jesús Carranza, Moderna de la Cruz, 50180 Toluca, MX
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H. Mendieta Zerón

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMéx), Av Paseo Tollocan esq. Jesús Carranza, Moderna de la Cruz, 50180 Toluca, MX
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Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 leads to an inflammatory and fibrotic state in the lungs which can be the cause of death and even in those who survive cause a functional limitation.

 

A male patient of 28 years with COVID-19 was treated with nitazoxanide 500 mg 6 hourly, ibuprofen 500 mg 8 hourly, levofloxacin 500 mg  and vitamin D 4,000 IU 24 hourly, and pirfenidone (K-LP) 1,200 mg 12 hourly. The patient was ventilated and extubated after 13 days in the intensive care unit. He was then immersed in a strict rehabilitation programme based on re-teaching the diaphragmatic respiratory pattern.

 

Pirfenidone at a dose of 1,200 mg twice a day could be considered as a valid option to reduce  lung fibrosis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To ensure optimal recovery, pulmonary rehabilitation therapy should be added to the management.

How to Cite: Zaldívar Vázquez, L., Meneses Calderón, J., Ochoa Morales, C.F. and Mendieta Zerón, H., 2022. COVID-19 lung lesion treated with pirfenidone and effective rehabilitation: A Case Report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12(2), pp.E26 1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v12i2.8418
Published on 16 Sep 2022.
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