Does Postlong Coronavirus 2019 Disease Affect Renal Stiffness without any Chronic Systemic Disorders?

Publication date: Feb 27, 2024

In the last few years, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed human lifestyle, behavior, and perception of life. This disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). In the literature, there are limited studies about the late renal effects of COVID-19 that reflect the systemic involvement of this disease. In the present study, we aimed to compare sonoelastographic changes in both kidneys between patients who had totally recovered from COVID-19 and healthy individuals using strain wave elastography (SWE). This study was conducted between June 2021 and May 2022 in KahramanmaraƟ City Hospital Department of Radiology. File and archive records were retrospectively evaluated. Basic demographic, laboratory, and renal ultrasonography (USG) and sonoelastographic findings were screened and noted. Two groups were defined to compare sonoelastographic findings. Post-long COVID-19 group had 92 post-long COVID-19 patients, and the comparator group had 9 healthy individuals”. Both groups’ demographic, laboratory, and ultrasound-elastographic findings were assessed. The post-long COVID-19 group had a higher renal elastographic value than the comparator group (1. 52 [0. 77-2. 3] vs. 0. 96 [0. 54-1. 54], p1. 66 predicted post-long COVID-19 with 44. 9% sensitivity and 81. 9% specificity. (AUC=0. 655, p

Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus elastography
June kidneys
Kidneys post-long COVID-19
Radiology ultrasound.


Type Source Name
disease MESH coronavirus disease 2019
disease MESH lifestyle
disease VO Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
disease MESH long COVID

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