Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1220--1234

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Kidney


Ajay Jaryal1, Sanjay Vikrant2 
1 Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Vikrant
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur - 174 001, Himachal Pradesh
India

Coronaviruses are ubiquitous pathogens and have caused epidemics in the recent past. Coupled with globalization, they have the potential to transform into the pandemic, as is the case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Primarily to start as a respiratory illness, they are known to cause systemic disease and affect many organ systems. Due to the lack of, universally proven, specific anti-viral therapy, the mainstay of treatment is “supportive care” and some of the patients afflicted with it, require intensive care and organ support for lungs and/or kidneys. Patients with the diseases of the kidney, particularly those on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients, are predisposed to the worst outcomes with COVID-19. It also leads to acute kidney injury, which is an important and independent determinant of prognosis in these patients. It also creates a huge demand for the delivery of renal replacement therapy. COVID-19 is an emerging and evolving disease, and so, it is important to understand the mechanism and management of kidney diseases in COVID-19.


How to cite this article:
Jaryal A, Vikrant S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Kidney.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2021;32:1220-1234


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Jaryal A, Vikrant S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Kidney. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 19 ];32:1220-1234
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