The Beauty and Simplicity of Using Peritoneal Dialysis in Acute Kidney Injury Secondary to COVID-19 Infection: A Case Series and Literature Review
Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hwiesh, Khadija M. Alshehabi, Amani Alhwiesh, Abdelgalil Moaz Mohammed, Nadia Al-Audah, Eman alsaleh, Lamees Alayoobi, Hend A. Aljenaidi, Ibrahiem Saeed Abdul-Rahman
Since the declaration that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic disease, the health care system worldwide is under enormous pressure. COVID-19 has infected more than 63 million patients and caused more than 1.5 million deaths until December 20, 2020 and the number of cases is rapidly increasing. The mortality rate of COVOD -19 worldwide is 6.3%. Here we report our case series of six patients who were treated with automated peritoneal dialysis with a favourite outcome. To the best of our knowledge, few reports in the literature have discussed the use of peritoneal dialysis in acute kidney injury secondary to COVID-19 infection.