Bilateral renal infarction in a patient with severe COVID-19 infection

Percy Herrera Añazco, Fernando Mayor Balta, Liz Córdova-Cueva

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Thromboembolic events are frequent in patients with COVID-19 infection, and no cases of bilateral renal infarctions have been reported. We present the case of a 41-year-old female patient with diabetes mellitus and obesity who attended the emergency department for low back pain, respiratory failure associated with COVID-19 pneumonia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and shock. The patient had acute kidney injury and required hemodialysis. Contrast abdominal tomography showed bilateral renal infarction and anticoagulation was started. Kidney infarction cases require high diagnostic suspicion and possibility of starting anticoagulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalJornal brasileiro de nefrologia : 'orgao oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute Kidney Injury/complications
  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral/blood
  • Anticoagulants/therapeutic use
  • COVID-19/complications
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin M/blood
  • Infarction/complications
  • Kidney/blood supply
  • Obesity/complications
  • Renal Dialysis/methods
  • Respiratory Insufficiency/complications
  • SARS-CoV-2/immunology
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


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