Mortality analysis of COVID-19 infection in chronic kidney disease, haemodialysis and renal transplant patients compared with patients without kidney disease: a nationwide analysis from Turkey

Ozturk S., Turgutalp K., Arici M., Odabas A. R. , Altiparmak M. R. , Aydin Z., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.35, no.12, pp.2083-2095, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfaa271
  • Page Numbers: pp.2083-2095


Background. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and immunosuppression, such as in renal transplantation (RT), stand as one of the established potential risk factors for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Case morbidity and mortality rates for any type of infection have always been much higher in CKD, haemodialysis (HD) and RT patients than in the general population. A large study comparing COVID-19 outcome in moderate to advanced CKD (Stages 3-5), HD and RT patients with a control group of patients is still lacking.