Covid-19 and Chronic Renal Disease

Author(s): Albert Santoro

Our meta-analysis of early and preliminary data suggests that CKD may increase the likelihood of developing a severe COVID-19 infection. Therefore, it is important to encourage patients with CKD to take extra precautions to reduce their chance of contracting the virus. Additionally, doctors should closely evaluate CKD patients with suspected COVID-19 to identify early warning symptoms of disease development. Finally, in future risk stratification models for COVID-19, the existence of CKD must be taken into consideration as a significant factor.