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Nephro Flash Vol-7 No-1, 2021

Nephro Flash Vol-7 No-1, 2021

The Kidney and COVID-19: Brief Overview The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial damage to the health system globally. Though SARS-CoV-2 primarily affects the lungs, it can also affect other organs such as intestines, kidneys, heart and brain. Kidney dysfunctions are also observed in a large proportion of COVID-19 patients. In fact, there is mounting evidence to support that patients with kidney diseases are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The vulnerability of patients with diagnosed kidney conditions, with its associated complications, to SARS-CoV-2, is now known. The vulnerability of these patients is attributed to associated comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension and immunosuppressive…
Urinary Tract Infections: A Common Cause for Seeking Medical Care Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, affecting 150 million people each year worldwide. UTIs are a significant cause of morbidity in infant boys, older men and females of all ages. Serious sequelae include frequent recurrences, renal damage in young children, and complications caused by frequent antimicrobial use, such as high-level antibiotic resistance and Clostridium difficile colitis.