Kidney involvement in COVID-19 and potential treatment opportunities

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Author Details : Suny S Modi*, Bosky N Modi, Feral R Daruwala, Gaurang Gheewala

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 12-18

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Connection between direct kidney involvement and novel CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) has been less evident until now. In today’s critical scenario of COVID-19, as healthcare professionals, our prime responsibility is to create awareness in clinician and general public as to mysterious facts of kidney involvement in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Further, we have shed light on the clinical management of patients with chronic kidney disorders, particularly those on dialysis and having kidney transplants who are critically ill with COVID-19. Based upon our comprehensive literature review, we concluded that kidney involvement is an independent risk factor for mortality in patients with COVID-19 infection. This paper will assuredly be helpful for the new generation nephrologists to deal with such a disastrous situation.

Keywords: Angiotensin­converting enzyme, Coronavirus disease, Kidney

How to cite : Modi S S, Modi B N, Daruwala F R, Gheewala G, Kidney involvement in COVID-19 and potential treatment opportunities. J Prev Med Holist Health 2021;7(1):12-18

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and J Prev Med Holist Health. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (

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Received : 11-05-2021

Accepted : 25-05-2021

Available online : 05-07-2021

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