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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 168--169

Psychosocial burdens of a renal transplant recipient with COVID-19


1 Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anuja Pandit
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_169_20

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The impact of COVID-19 on transplant recipients is yet to be fully understood. Apart from the physical implications, little has been discussed regarding the psychosocial burden it exerts on the already chronically ill patients. Here, we discuss a case of a 40-year-old male who received kidney transplantation 2 years ago and has tested positive for COVID-19. At the time of admission, he presented with mild symptoms and subsequently developed fever for which he had been managed conservatively. However, a comprehensive approach addressing psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual domains from a palliative care physician's perspective is often overlooked, whether in times of COVID-19 or not and this report aims to identify and assess such gaps.






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