Seven Hemodialysis Patients with Covid-19 Pneumonia in a Thertiary Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - Abstract
Objective: We aimed to summarize the clinical data from seven hemodialysis patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Methods: For this retrospective, single center study, we recruited 539 hospitalized patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia from March 27 to April 15, 2020 in Bak?rkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul. Seven hemodialysis patients with Covid-19 pneumonia were analyzed. Results: This study included seven hemodialysis patients of 539 cases with confirmed COVID-19, with an average age of 64 years (range, 42-83 years), including 3 females and 4 males. Among the seven patients, two cases were asymptomatic, five patients had fever and respiratory symptoms on admission . Asymptomatic patients were exposed to the virus via infected adults in their household. Conclusion: All cases had high fever, low oxygen saturation (SO2 <93% ), high CRP, elevated ferritin and cytopenia at the seventh day of hospitalization. This suggests that cytokine storm may be more common in hemodialysis cases and the disease may progress more progressively.