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COVID Can Severely Injure the Kidneys

Connecticut Public Radio

COVID-19 may lead to a new and worse form of acute kidney injury. That’s according to Yale School of Medicine in a finding published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this month.

Yale professor F. Perry Wilson said acute kidney injuries are surprisingly common — around 10% to 15% of people in the hospital get them from things like infections or reactions to medicine. But nearly a third of people who go to the hospital with COVID-19 end up dealing with acute kidney injuries.

“So it really seemed that COVID is injuring the kidneys in a ...