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Raw data for: Acute Kidney Injury in patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis in Northwest Ethiopia

Cite this dataset

Hailu, Workagegnehu et al. (2021). Raw data for: Acute Kidney Injury in patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis in Northwest Ethiopia [Dataset]. Dryad.


This data set contains data described in the paper Hailu, Workagegnehu et al. (2021) Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis in Northwest Ethiopia. PLOS ONE, PONE-D-21-00134

This retrospective study aims to determine the prevalence, characteristics, and associated factors of AKI in patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis(VL) in Northwest Ethiopia. Retrospective patient record analysis was conducted including patients treated for VL from January 2019 to December 2019 at the Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Center (LRTC), Gondar, Ethiopia. The proportion of AKI was looked at using serum creatinine level at admission, during treatment, and at the end of treatment. 

The main results of the study are: (1)The overall prevalence of AKI among VL patients was 17.4%; (2) Pre-renal azotemia (57%) and drug-induced AKI (50%) were the main etiologies of AKI at admission and post-admission respectively; (3) Proteinuria and hematuria occurred in 85% and 42% of AKI patients respectively; (4) On Multivariate logistic regression, HIV co-infection and other concomitant infections are independently associated with AKI.


Data were retrieved from medical records of patients using a structured case report form over a period of two weeks, from February 3-15, 2020. Data were entered into Microsoft XL version 2016 and were exported to SPSS version 20 for statistical analysis to produce an MS accepted for publication in PLOS ONE.

Usage notes

The readme file contains an explanation of each of the variables in the dataset and its measurement units. 9 =  values not available. Information on how some variables were defined and staged can be found in the associated manuscript referenced above.