According to the study, whose results were published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, people who are hospitalized with Covid-19, and even those with less severe symptoms, may face the risk of permanent kidney damage.
The new study, which was based on patient records in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, analyzed data from 1.7 million people who tested positive for the virus.
People who were the most ill, those who needed intensive care unit care, had the highest risk of long-term kidney damage.
He added: “The important question is why this happens, is it because of the constant stimulation of the immune system and inflammation? It will take more research to find out.”
Al-Ali indicated that the good news is that kidney impairment can be easily detected through a blood analysis, adding that this type of test may be useful for people who suffer from severe symptoms of the Corona virus.