The most common reported reasons for intensive care unit admission for patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are either hypoxemic respiratory failure leading to mechanical ventilation or hypotension requiring vasopressor support. Data on AKI are either lacking1 or only reporting incidence on the basis of case series and retrospective studies.2 In this Perspective, we emphasize that AKI can be a severe complication of COVID-19 and highlight the importance of assessing, defining, and reporting the course of AKI.
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Dr. Welling reports grants from Foudation LeDucq.
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