COVID-19 and renal disease in elderly patients

2020-04-27

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The pandemic blast of COVID-19 uncovered well known weakness of financial chain and put our economic organizations facing off dramatic consequences if new strategies will not be developed to adapt health-care on detailed sub-groups of patients. The exponential number of older and frail subjects aged >65 years represents a challenge for public health. Patients affected by renal disease are an aged population that showed a particular attitude to contract infection and a higher mortality rate respect to general population. In this brief article, we would point out the focus on the management of issues related to renal patients facing off with coronavirus infection, in particular in a geriatric population particularly exposed to contagion like hemodialysis patients and precautions decided to slow the spread of contamination.