Hypertension and nephrology

[Dialyzed patients with Covid-19 infection in Hungary in 2020]

KULCSÁR Imre1

FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Hypertension and nephrology - 2022;26(01)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33668/hn.26.003

[We have observed the number and mortality of dialyzed patients with Covid-19 infection in 2020 in Hungary. We have summarized all of 54 dialysis facility where adult patients were treated. During the year, 1242 cases of infection were confirmed in patients undergoing dialysis. 16% (753/4704) of incident dialysis patients were infected. The number of dialysis patients with all Covid-19 infections was 1995. 31.1% of infected patients have died. The mortality was higher in large hemodialysis centers (patient transport, isolation difficulties, increased risk of contamination). Covid-19 positive patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) had significantly lower mortality than those treated with hemodialysis (HD). Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the most common risk factor for serious Covid-19 infections worldwide, which is why these patients require increased attention (especially for dialysis and transplant recipients). In 2020, there was no vaccine available in our country]

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  1. Magyar Nephrologiai Társaság, Dialízis Regiszter Bizottság

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