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Acute kidney injury observed among COVID-19 patients in Bengaluru: Doctors…

Reports from China and New York too state that around 30 per cent of all Covid patients developed moderate to severe kidney injury.

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BENGALURU: About one in every three Covid-19 patients is being diagnosed with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), according to Bengaluru doctors.

Explaining how Covid-19 damages the kidneys, Dr Jagadish Hiremath, CEO, Ace Suhas Hospital, said, “Kidney cells have receptors that enable the new coronavirus to attach to them, invade and make copies of itself, potentially damaging these tissues. The virus can cause small clots in the bloodstream, which can clog small blood vessels in the kidney and impair its functioning. Also, the cytokine storms can destroy kidney…

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