Acute kidney injury in COVID-19: Emerging evidence of a distinct pathophysiology

COVID-19 and ACE2 in Cardiovascular, Lung, and Kidney Working Group

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The most common reported reasons for intensive care unit admission for patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are either hypoxemic respiratory failure leading to mechanical ventilation or hypotension requiring vasopressor support. Data on AKI are either lacking1 or only reporting incidence on the basis of case series and retrospective studies.2 In this Perspective, we emphasize that AKI can be a severe complication of COVID-19 and highlight the importance of assessing, defining, and reporting the course of AKI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380-1383
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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