Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 273-

Human parechovirus infection related renal failure: A new emerging problem

Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Human parechovirus infection related renal failure: A new emerging problem.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2019;30:273-273

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Human parechovirus infection related renal failure: A new emerging problem. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];30:273-273
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To the Editor,

The virus infection-related renal failure is an important condition in clinical nephrology. Many viruses, especially for the arboviruses, are mentioned for the possibility in the induction of renal failure.[1] Human parechovirus infection is a new emerging virus infection. The human parechovirus is usually reported in the infant and children with the febrile illness. The infection is usually mild, but the severe infection might be observed in some cases. In adult case, it might also induce diarrhea.[2] A recent study from Thailand showed that 0.3% of adult diarrhea was related to human parechovirus.[3] The sepsis-like condition is the main clinical problem in severe human parechovirus infection[3], and there is also other possible uncommon clinical manifestation including to renal failure.[4] The exact incidence of human parechovirus infection related renal failure is not well studied. According to a recent report from the UK, 3% of 104 hospitalized children with human parechovirus infections have a renal problem and requires dialysis treatment.[5] The exact pathomechanism of human parechovirus infection related to acute renal failure is unknown. However, the renal problem is usually observed as a complication of the septic episode in the affected patients. As a new emerging infection, the practitioner has to include the human parechovirus infection in any patients with sepsis-like problem and the good monitoring on renal function and fluid therapy is required for any diagnosed case for preventing unwanted renal complication.

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