Review Article - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6
Fluid and electrolyte disturbances in post COVID-19 patient and their complications.
A global outburst of grave respiratory illness is brought about by the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). By adhering to the “ACE 2” receptors the pathogen influences the host. Because ACE2 receptors are located in the renal and the GIT system, patients, may have nephric and alimentary canal impairment as a consequence of the pathogen, which can affect in critical ailments like acute renal injury (AKI) and gastrointestinal issues. Some of the complications of kidneys and alimentary tract involvement in COVID-19 and POST COVID-19 is fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Decrease in levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride in blood and hypo or hypervolemia are the commonest of such disorders, which may result in a variety of issues for the patients & potentially increase the mortality of patients if not treated urgently. In hospitalized and critical care patients, abnormalities in fluid and electrolytes are not rare. Children can potentially develop fluid and electrolyte disruption complications. Changes in levels of fluid and electrolytes may be a strong indicator to check the progression of the disease.Author(s): Atharva Sarode*, Abhishek Ingole