#Flash: Clues to Find Post-Covid Lung Damage: Study
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Following a COVID-19 infection, some persons experience a chronic cough, trouble breathing, and shortness of breath, all of which are symptoms of ongoing lung disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have discovered new information about how lung damage occurs following a respiratory infection. They discovered that infection increases mucus production and inflammation in the lungs by triggering the expression of a protein called IL-33, which is required for lung stem cells to overgrow into air spaces. Steps on the pathway between IL-33 and basal cell activation could be targeted to develop broadly effective therapies for post-Covid lung disease prevention and treatment.

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