Even though Wajid’s untimely demise at the age of 42 comes as a devastating news for fans, it has been reported that the cause of his death is COVID-19 and he was under critical care for the same in the recent days, although the same hasn’t been officially confirmed.
The music composer, who has been part of the industry for a long time was hospitalized at Surana Hospital, Mumbai where his condition deteriorated.
Wajid also had a history of underlying medical conditions, which kept him in and out of hospitals in the past year.
Singer and composer, Salim Merchant, speaking to an agency said that he was put on ventilator support last week after a kidney infection got worse. In the past, he also underwent a kidney transplant.
“He had multiple issues. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection… He was on the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.”
Can a kidney infection cause serious complications?
Kidney infection, medically known as pyelonephritis is a serious infection which can often lead to health complications and cause lasting damage if not treated well in time as it can enter the bloodstream and cause lasting impact. It can lead to kidney scarring or even renal failure.
Since kidneys form an important part of vital body functioning, if left untreated, it can impact other body functions. Symptoms of a kidney infection can spread fast and lead to sepsis. People who are on prescription medication meant to prevent rejection of transplanted organs can also impair functioning.
Some of the most trivial yet common symptoms of a kidney infection can be fever, chills, abdominal pain, groin pain, frequent urination, nausea, blood in the urine which can worsen over time. Hence, getting timely medical help is crucial.
From extremely high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, blood poisoning, harmful bacterial spread to other organs in the body are few of the known complications it carries.
Even though infections of a severe kind are rare, it does affect people, especially in the younger age. Infections of this kind can also stem up when a person suffers from a genetic disorder, auto-immune problem or abnormality of the urinary tract or the kidneys. Having a weakened immune system, underlying medical issues, a faltering nervous system or a spinal cord issue can also make problems worse for those with a chronic kidney problem.