Do we need to be alarmed about kidney disease after COVID-19?
COVID-19 kidney disease renal

Do we need to be alarmed about kidney disease after COVID-19?

Dr Naveen Vankadari
Dr Naveen Vankadari

In 10 seconds? According to new research, COVID-19 survivors, even if they have experienced mild symptoms, are at significant risk of developing serious kidney disease.

What is the discovery? The findings of a large-scale clinical trial involving 1.7 million veterans, (5.2% of whom were SARS-CoV-2 infected and 94.8% of whom were not infected), found that 30-day survivors of COVID-19 showed a higher risk of having some kind of kidney impairment or renal disease in later life. According to the data, 5.3% of the infected group suffered a 30% decline in kidney function.

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