Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

February 13, 2020

Caution on Kidney Dysfunctions of 2019-nCoV Patients



  • Authors report on a case study of 59 COVID-19 patients tracking kidney function. A prior study of SARS-CoV patients found that acute renal impairment was uncommon but associated with high case fatality. Preliminary evidence indicates elevated risk of kidney impairment among COVID-19 patients. They recommend vigilant monitoring of kidney function among these patients to facilitate earlier treatment, if needed. 

Li et al. (Feb 12, 2020). Caution on Kidney Dysfunctions of 2019-nCoV Patients. Pre-print article downloaded Feb 12 from