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UK - Media: Covid may leave thousands in UK with severe kidney disease - current gov counts are 374,228 total cases,  41,664​​​​​​​ deaths - September 15, 2020

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  • UK - Media: Covid may leave thousands in UK with severe kidney disease - current gov counts are 374,228 total cases,  41,664​​​​​​​ deaths - September 15, 2020

    Current UK gov numbers: 374,228 total cases, 41,664 deaths link



    Fears Covid may leave thousands in UK with severe kidney disease


    Experts warn the long-term effects of virus are causing an ‘epidemic in primary care’

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    Donal O’Donoghue, a consultant renal physician at Salford Royal NHS trust, said damage to the kidneys was of major concern. It is believed the virus may attack the organ directly, he said, while the kidneys could also be injured by body-wide inflammation caused by the virus.

    “Normally we see maybe 20% of people that go on to intensive care unit need to have a form of dialysis. During Covid it was up to 40% – and 85% of people had some degree of kidney injury,” he said. “No doubt that is happening out in the community as well, probably to a lesser extent.”

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...box=1600185411
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