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15-yr-old Lupus patient dies of Covid-19

He was admitted to KEM Hospital on May 16 and had systemic lupuserythematous (SLE) that led to inflammation of kidneys. 

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 4, 2020 12:15:49 am
coronavirus, coronavirus in pune, coronavirus cases in pune, covid 19 cases in pune, covid 19 deaths in pune, coronavirus deaths in pune, indian express news He is among the eight deaths reported on Wednesday by Pune Municipal Corporation health authorities. (Representational Photo)

A 15-year-old boy from Ashti tehsil of Beed district died of coronavirus disease on June 3.

He was admitted to KEM Hospital on May 16 and had systemic lupuserythematous (SLE) that led to inflammation of kidneys. Also called Lupus, SLE is an auto-immune disorder. His sample tested positive for Covid-19 on June 2 and he succumbed to the infection on Wednesday, civic health authorities said. He is among the eight deaths reported on Wednesday by Pune Municipal Corporation health authorities.

All the patients had co-morbidities including diabetes, hypertension and obesity, said Dr Ramchandra Hankare, chief medical officer of PMC.

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