标题：Focus on Characteristics of COVID-19 with the Special Reference to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Urogenital System
作者：Yang M.; Li H.; Sun J.; Zhao Y.; Tang D.
作者机构：[Yang, M] Institute of Medical Sciences, Second Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, 247 Beiyuan Street, Jinan, CN-250033, Chin 更多
关键词：Coronavirus disease 2019; Kidney injury; SARS-CoV-2; Urine; Urogenital system
摘要：Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new infectious disease that first emerged in December 2019. It has infected more than 4,890,000 people in more than 200 countries. This virus can cause progressive respiratory symptoms and severe diseases such as organ failure and death. The complete genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 was determined after the virus's identification, and the sequence analysis showed that SARS-CoV-2 strains are genetically similar to SARS-CoV. Angiotensin converting enzyme II is an entry receptor for SARS-CoV-2, which is highly expressed in the kidney, so some patients had symptoms of kidney damage. Here we reviewed the current progress of COVID-19 and its urogenital manifestations. In this rapidly moving field, this review was comprehensive as of May 30, 2020. © 2020 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.