New Study with top health experts advised that those who were severely hit by the deadly respiratory disease must also keep the health of their kidneys in check. The latest AIIMS study has confirmed that apart from the lungs and liver, kidneys were the most affected in deseased patients with severe Covid-19.
According to Dr. Amit K Devra, Senior Kidney Transplant Surgeon at Jaypee Hospital in Noida, low oxygen level in the blood because of pneumonia can produce ATN (damage to tubule) in kidney. "In severe cases, because of cytokines storm, there is severe immune reaction leading to intense inflammation of multiple organs including kidney, causing damage to healthy kidney," DR Devra suggested. The full impact of COVID-19 on the kidneys isn't yet clear yet.
However, C John Sperati, an expert in kidney health from Johns Hopkins Medicine, has revealed how the new coronavirus might affect kidney function as the illness develops and afterward as a person recovers. The virus itself infects the cells of the kidney. Kidney cells have receptors that enable the new coronavirus to attach to them, invade, and make copies of itself, potentially damaging those tissues.