Does the Covid-19 Effect on Kidney Functions? Question Need an Answers, Observational Study, Aljouf Region, Saudi Arabia
Keywords:Covid-19, Corona, Kidney function
Background: Many of the published studies on COVID-19 have highlighted lungs as the main organ
affected in this disease. Some studies suggest that it can leads to Acute Kidney Injury . Our goal in this study
to evaluate the effect of covid-19 on kidney function.
A frequent monitoring of kidney functions in patients with COVID-19 can lead to early diagnosis of kidney
disorders, and help in achieving the optimal therapeutic concentrations of drugs and reducing the risk of
Methods: the study was carried among the consecutive 82 COVID - 19 patients. These patients were
symptomatic and diagnosed to be positive for corona virus. The data was extracted from the patient medical
record files. Those patients were followed after discharge from hospital to repeat their investigations after
Results: Of the 82 patients, 68 patients (82.9%) had high leukocytes, 18 (21.9%) patients had hematuria, 34
(41.4%) had proteinuria and 10 patients (12.1%) had serum creatinine levels of more than 1.3 mg/dl.
The follow-up three weeks after discharged Investigations revealed that 12 (14.6%) patients had moderately
high leukocytosis, 6 (7.3%) patients with hematuria and 8 (9.1%) patients with proteinuria and one patient
with high creatinine (2.4%).
Conclusion: The Corona virus is affect mainly the respiratory system but can affect other system related to
it too. It has a little effect directly on kidney either because there is no real effect on it or the immunity of
patients prevent effectiveness of virus.
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