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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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Coronavirus | Kidney diseases | Communicable diseases

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 ...

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First Published: Thu, April 16 2020. 14:28 IST
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