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Case Report: Renal potassium wasting in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John SayerORCiD, Dr Holly Mabillard, Dr Hilary Tedd, Dr Nigel Speight, Dr Christopher DuncanORCiD, Dr David Price



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© 2020 Mabillard H et al.Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is associated with many potentially fatal complications. Renal involvement in various forms is common in addition to serum electrolyte disturbances. Early reports suggest that hypokalaemia may frequent those with SARS-CoV-2 infection and various aetiological factors may cause this electrolyte disturbance. A Chinese retrospective study has demonstrated renal potassium wasting in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, however, it is not known if these patients were receiving diuretic therapy which may be a contributing factor. This case report illustrates an example of renal potassium wasting in SARS-CoV-2 infection in the absence of diuretics and extra-renal mechanisms with important lessons learned.

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Author(s): Sayer JA, Mabillard H, Tedd H, Speight A, Duncan C, Price DA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: F1000Research

Year: 2020

Volume: 9

Online publication date: 13/11/2020

Acceptance date: 30/06/2020

Date deposited: 24/12/2020

ISSN (print): 2046-1402

ISSN (electronic): 1759-796X

Publisher: F1000 Research Ltd


DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.24621.2


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Funder referenceFunder name
Kidney Research UK
Northern Counties Kidney Research Fund