However, recent studies now suggest that individuals who recovered from AKI stemming from COVID-19 do not fully recover their kidney function and require kidney monitioring after they leave the hospital. These studies indicate that 34% of people with COVID-19 who survied had not yet recovered their normal kidney function after 21 days from leaving the hospital. Futhermore, the studies found that kidney function declined faster in patients with COVID-19 linked AKI. Thus although people recover from COVID 19, there is now a chance that your kidney function may not.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Partner, Metro Renal Associates
MD, MPH, FASN
Medial Director - Fresenius Southern Dialysis and Fresenius Southeast DC dialysis facilities