Experts say up to 15% Covid-19 patients may also suffer kidney damage

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) a term used for a collection of acute dialysis techniques can support these patients for 24 hours in a day

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Paramedical staff of a Jammu hospital wait their turn for Covid-19 tests to be conducted on them.

Sohini Das Mumbai
Several patients infected with the novel coronavirus have developed symptoms of acute kidney injury or AKI, say experts.

A recent report of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) reveals that of those infected with Covid-19, some 25-50 per cent were seen with kidney abnormalities, which manifested as a substantial leak of protein and blood in urine, resulting in the development of AKI in close to 15 per cent patients. The finding suggests that Covid-19 also attacks the kidney.

“It is generally perceived that Covid-19 types of viruses are borne from respiratory systems — the lungs — but a growing body of evidence

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First Published: Apr 16 2020 | 2:28 PM IST

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