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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1455
Novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and renal failure: An observation from cases in the 1st month of outbreak


1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Date of Web Publication29-Jan-2021
 

How to cite this article:
Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and renal failure: An observation from cases in the 1st month of outbreak. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2020;31:1455

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and renal failure: An observation from cases in the 1st month of outbreak. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 12];31:1455. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2020/31/6/1455/308373


To the Editor,

There are many new emerging diseases that are new problems in medical practice. In clinical nephrology, many new emerging diseases can cause nephropathy. New emerging coronavirus infection becomes an interesting problem. Focusing on the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a recent emerging coronavirus infection, renal failure is an important clinical problem.[1],[2] Recently, there was another new emerging infection, novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). This disease was firstly reported in December 2019 from China[3] and the disease was already imported to Southeast Asia within the 1st month of the emergence of disease.[4]

As a new coronavirus disease, the basic question in clinical nephrology is whether the pathogen has any clinical relationship with the renal problem. Based on available clinical data on all indexed cases of new Wuhan coronavirus infections from China and Thailand,[3],[4] there is no report on renal failure among the infected cases, both fatal and non-fatal cases. This observation from cases in the 1st month of the outbreak might show that the new Wuhan coronavirus infection might not be associated with the renal problem, which is different from the previous emerging coronavirus infection, MERS.

Conflict of interest: None declared.



 
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Novel Middle east respiratory syndrome and renal failure. Ren Fail 2014;36:147.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection: A short note on cases with renal failure problem. Ren Fail 2016;38:1749-50.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Hsia W. Emerging new coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China: Situation in early 2020. Case Study Case Rep 2020;10:8-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Editorial: Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and imported case. Adv Trop Med Pub Health Int 2019;9:1-2.  Back to cited text no. 4
    

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7428.308373

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