COVID-19: a novel menace for the practice of nephrology and how to manage it with minor devastation?

Ulu S., Gungor O., Gok Oguz E., Hasbal N. B., Turgut D., ARICI M.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.42, no.1, pp.710-725, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0886022x.2020.1797791
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.710-725
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) became a nightmare for the world since December 2019. Although the disease affects people at any age; elderly patients and those with comorbidities were more affected. Everyday nephrologists see patients with hypertension, chronic kidney disease, maintenance dialysis treatment or kidney transplant who are also high-risk groups for the COVID-19. Beyond that, COVID-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) due to infection may directly affect kidney functions. This broad spectrum of COVID-19 influence on kidney patients and kidney functions obviously necessitate an up to date management policy for nephrological care. This review overviews and purifies recently published literature in a question to answer format for the practicing nephrologists that will often encounter COVID-19 and kidney related cases during the pandemic times.