Renal and digestive engagement in COVID-19 infections
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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, kidney diseases, coronavirus infections, gastrointestinal diseases.

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Navarro-Quiroz RC, Atencio-Ibarra L, Herrera Usuga JC, Osorio Ospina LM, Navarro Quiroz KF, Potes Rodriguez YC, Gómez Escorcia L, Aroca Martínez G, Navarro-Quiroz E. Renal and digestive engagement in COVID-19 infections. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2020 May 15 [cited 2024 May 20];7(Supl.2). Available from:


Infection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) has caused one of the largest epidemiological emergencies in the last 10 years and its pathological effects are still studied. Due to the forementioned, it is important to describe the mechanisms associated with renal and digestive compromise in SARS-CoV-2 infection. The pathological mechanisms in kidney tissue and in the intestine caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection are characteristic of the viral tropism by cells of these systems and of the lymphocytic mechanisms of the lytic stage of the infection, with a continuous release of virions that favors the generation of an inflammatory environment with the consequent uncontrolled secretion of proinflammatory cytokinesthat lead to enteric infection of the intestine and alterationsin the kidney.
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