More

    71 year old Corona positive patient with kidney transplant recovers in Apex Hospital Mumbai

    Must Read

    India reports 14,545 new Covid-19 cases, 163 deaths in last 24 hours

    India on Friday reported 14,545 new Covid-19 cases taking the country's tally of total coronavirus cases to...

    Delhi HC refuses to stay release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix

    The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay release of film 'The White Tiger' tonight on OTT...

    Petrol price in Delhi reaches All-Time high of Rs 85.45 per litre, Mumbai at Rs 92.04

    Petrol price in Delhi has touched its record high reaching Rs 85.45 per litre on the morning...

    A 71 year old COVID -19 infected patient named Arvind Baval who had undergone Kidney transplant 5 years back recovered and discharged from Apex hospital Mulund yesterday. He was admitted to Apex Hospital immediately on 16th September after his test report confirmed Covid -19. Apart from kidney transplant he was also suffering hypertension, diabetes, old stroke and he was on 3 immunosuppressant drugs.

    He was presented to us with fever, breathlessness and Covid positive condition Giving more information on this case Dr. Hardik Thakker Consultant MD Physician, infectious disease and COVID expert from Apex Hospital, Mulund commented, “A diabetic, hypertension with transplanted kidney will be more in danger to a coronavirus attack then the rest, because this virus could do much more damage in such cases considering his age and lower immunity. He was in the ICU for 3 days and in an isolation room for 7 days. Since he was on immunosuppressive therapy, his immunity was low. He was also having comorbidities which made it a very difficult case. Despite this with sheer determination and aggressive treatments we were able to save him with remdesivir therapy for 5 days. After completing the course he was off oxygen for 5 days and then discharged to home.”

    Doctors at a New York City hospital have reported that kidney transplant recipients are at significantly higher risk for developing serious,life-threatening COVID-19 illness due to taking chronic immunosuppression drugs and having co-existing medical conditions. While their sample size was small (36 transplant recipients), their results showed that kidney transplant recipients had a COVID-19 mortality rate of close to 30% as compared to 1% to 5% mortality in the general population and 8% to 15% mortality in patients with COVID-19 who are 70 years of age or older. (Source –National kidney foundation)

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    India reports 14,545 new Covid-19 cases, 163 deaths in last 24 hours

    India on Friday reported 14,545 new Covid-19 cases taking the country's tally of total coronavirus cases to...

    Delhi HC refuses to stay release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix

    The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay release of film 'The White Tiger' tonight on OTT platform Netflix on a plea...

    Petrol price in Delhi reaches All-Time high of Rs 85.45 per litre, Mumbai at Rs 92.04

    Petrol price in Delhi has touched its record high reaching Rs 85.45 per litre on the morning of January 22 after petrol...

    Massive explosion in Karnataka’s Shivamogga kills at least 8

    An explosion in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Thursday killed at least six people. The explosion took place in a truck carrying explosives,...

    Serum Institute fire leaves 5 dead, welding work caused blaze, says Tope

    The fire at the Serum Institute plant near Pune has claimed five lives, sources has reported, after five charred bodies were recovered...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -