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JCR. 2020; 7(18): 4119-4125


IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC QUARANTINE ON HEMODIALYSIS CHILDREN PATIENTS IN EGYPT

Fatina I. Fadel, Mohab M. Salah, Soha M. Abd El Dayem, Iman H. Kamel, Amr M. Salem, Rasha E.E. Galal, Mohamed A Abdel Mawla.

Abstract
At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (ie, SARS-CoV-2) was identified as the cause of pneumonia in
Wuhan,. In children, COVID-19 is usually mild. However, in rare cases, children can be severely
affected, and clinical manifestations may differ from adults. Patients with end-stage kidney disease
(ESKD) are particularly vulnerable to severe COVID-19. A cross-sectional study based on an online
questionnaire survey was conducted in pediatric nephrology and unit in aboelreesh hospital in
cairo. Questionnaires were sent to the parents of a total of 100 patients with definitive diagnoses
80 valid questionnaires were collected. The mean age was 6.9 years ±1.325. Most of the patients
receive 3 hemodialysis sessions weekly. Most attend their hemodialysis sessions regularly before
development of COVID 19 Pandemic but Attendance has been affected by the pandemic. During the
Pandemic 42 (52%) patients developed complications. The questionnaire showed that 25% of the
patients received new medications during the pandemic. We found significant decrease in the number
of children who received animal protein diet during pandemic. Good social and psychological support
is needed for this vulnerable group during the quarantine to improve their psychological status.

Key words: COVID 19- Pandemic- children- hemodialysis



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