Acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease in severe COVID-19

Many COVID-19 patients experience hematuria, proteinuria and elevated serum creatinine concentration early in the course of the disease. Furthermore, acute kidney injury is a relevant clinical complication in patients with Covid-19 and is associated with a poor prognosis. An autopsy study from Hamburg shows that the novel coronavirus also affects the kidneys. Renal parameters may have prognostic relevance for the course of COVID-19.