Hai. How could corona infect kidneys and cause damage? Explain please.
Indeed, our Kidneys are infected by a coronavirus. This can also cause significant complications if a person with kidney disease gets infected.
Research reveals that out of 59 patients diagnosed with coronavirus, 34 the percent displayed significantly elevated levels of urinary albumin, a disorder called proteinuria.This specifically states that viral infections such as CoVID-19 strike not only the lungs but also the kidneys.
Therefore it has a strong risk of beinga lethal infection for people with pre-existing kidney diseases.On the other hand, patients with chronic kidney disease, and especially patients with dialysis, are at high risk because predisposing factors increase the risk of COVID-19 dying.
The possible vulnerability of dialysis patients to coronavirus involves numerous comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, older age around one-third of patients are over 60 years of age, and lower socio-economic conditions.
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) may also be useful in treating COVID-19 patients and sepsis syndrome (regardless of their role in the kidneys).
On the other hand, patients with chronic kidney disease, and especially patients with dialysis, are at high risk because comorbidities increase the risk of COVID-19 dying.
Nephrologists will see AKI patients regularly, as the risk of developing chronic kidney disease in these patients is high.
However, despite kidney involvement during coronavirus infection, we should also monitor those patients who have not developed AKI but proteinuria and/or hematuria as well.