COVID-19-Associated Nephropathy: A Devastating Complication.

COVID-19-Associated Nephropathy: A Devastating Complication.

Publication date: Aug 01, 2023

With the rapid emergence and prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, cases of COVID-19-associated nephropathy (COVAN) from collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (cFSGS) have been reported, and the associations between the two are actively being studied. Creating appropriate treatment guidelines for COVAN requires further understanding of the pathophysiology of this type of kidney injury. This case report outlines the case of a 77-year-old patient admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 infection with a subsequent renal biopsy indicating cFSGS, adding to the data exploring the relationship between COVID-19 infections, cFSGS and the associated risk factors. Current guidelines on the treatment of COVAN are similar to those of other causes of cFSGS but continue to have poor outcomes and resistance to treatments. Further research needs to be done on both the clinical assessment and pathophysiology of COVAN to provide timely and life-saving interventions.

Concepts Keywords
Devastating collapsing fsgs
Glomerulosclerosis covan
Hospital covid-19
Kidney glomerulosclerosis
Timely nephropathy


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
disease VO report
disease MESH infection
disease MESH causes

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