Hemoperfusion with the Cytosorb device in a patient with severe COVID-19
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Mercado Ferrer C, Rey Vela E, Rico Fontalvo J, Daza Arnedo R, Pájaro Galvis NE, González G, Gómez Ayala J, Leal Martínez V, Abuabara Franco E, Pomares Lara A, Pérez Calvo C, Raad Sarabia M. Hemoperfusion with the Cytosorb device in a patient with severe COVID-19: Hemoperfusión con dispositivo CytoSorb en paciente con COVID-19. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 12 [cited 2022 May 18];8(1):e515. Available from: https://revistanefrologia.org/index.php/rcn/article/view/515


The COVID-19 disease is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV 2 virus whose clinical presentation is very heterogeneous: it can range from asymptomatic people to critically ill patients, with cytokine storm, acute respiratory distress, organ dysfunction and even death. Current therapies for its treatment are aimed at reducing the impact of the inflammatory cascade, and within these we find hemoadsorption technologies such as the CytoSorb membrane. Next, we present a 31-year-old male patient, who consulted due to severe symptoms of COVID-19 and showed an evident clinical and biochemical improvement after using the CytoSorb device. This is the only documented patient in Colombia who has undergone haemoperfusion therapy with this device in conjunction with prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy and favorable clinical outcomes have been recorded.

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