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Covid - 19 can lead to Kidney Disease

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. 

 

 

 

Author
Dr. Kevin Griffiths Partner, Metro Renal Associates MD, MPH, FASN Medial Director - Fresenius Southern Dialysis and Fresenius Southeast DC dialysis facilities

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