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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 559-561

Thrombotic microangiopathy causing acute kidney injury in a COVID-19 patient


1 Department of Nephrology, NMC Specialty Hospital, PO Box 7832, Al Nahda 2, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of Critical Care Medicine, NMC Specialty Hospital, PO Box 7832, Al Nahda 2, Dubai, UAE
3 Department of Internal Medicine, NMC Specialty Hospital, PO Box 7832, Al Nahda 2, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prashant Nasa
NMC Specialty Hospital, PO Box 7832, Al Nahda 2, Dubai
UAE
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_374_20

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Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in COVID-19 patients is common and independently associated with higher mortality. The pathophysiology of AKI is multifactorial and may be either direct viral trophism or immune mediated injury and hypercoagulability. This case highlights AKI in a young female with severe COVID-19 due to complement-3 mediated thrombotic microangiopathy with pre-existing chronic kidney disease likely because of IgA nephropathy.






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