Siblings with coronavirus disease 2019 infection and opposite outcome—the hemodialysis’s better outcome paradox: Two case reports
Dimitra Bacharaki, Panagiotis Giannakopoulos, Minas Karagiannis, Aggeliki Sardeli, Demetrios Vlahakos, Department of Nephrology, B Propaideutiki Internal Medicine Clinic, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari 12064, Greece
Evangelia Chrysanthopoulou, Panagiotis Simitsis, Frantzeska Frantzeskaki, Aikaterini Flevari, Intensive Care Unit, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari 12064, Greece
Sotiria Grigoropoulou, Dimitra Kavatha, Anastasia Antoniadou, D Internal Medicine Clinic, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari 12064, Greece
Author contributions: Bacharaki D treated the HD patient as Consultant Nephrologist, reviewed the literature, and drafted the manuscript; Chrysanthopoulou E, Simitsis P, Frantzeskaki F and Flevari A contributed to acquisition, selection, interpretation, revision and recording of the data and contributed to the treatment of the critically ill patient in the ICU; Grigoropoulou S, Giannakopoulos P, Karagiannis M and Sardeli A contributed to the treatment of the patients in the clinic and during hemodialysis and contributed to the preparation of the table and figure of the manuscript; Kavatha D and Antoniadou A as Infectious Disease Specialists in the COVID-19 department and Vlahakos D as Head of the Nephrology department supervised the patients’ care and the manuscript.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest from none of the authors.
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Corresponding author: Dimitra Bacharaki, MD, PhD, Doctor, Department of Nephrology, B Propaideutiki Internal Medicine Clinic, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, Chaidari 12064, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 1, 2020
Peer-review started: October 1, 2020
First decision: November 12, 2020
Revised: December 5, 2020
Accepted: December 27, 2020
Article in press: December 27, 2020
Published online: March 25, 2021