Outcomes of hospitalised COVID-19 patients with interstitial lung disease

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care December 2020

We completed an international multicentre audit of patients with prior diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) admitted to hospital with COVID-19. We showed that these patients are at increased risk of death, particularly those with poor lung function and obesity. Data from this study showed that patients with ILD should follow self-isolation guidelines for vulnerable individuals and be prioritised for vaccinations.