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Clinical Kidney Journal ; : 19, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1758707


Novel coronavirus disease infection (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic in March 2020 and since then has become a major public health problem. The prevalence of COVID-19 infection and acute kidney injury (AKI) is variable depending on several factors such as race/ethnicity, and severity of illness. The pathophysiology of renal involvement in COVID-19 infection is not entirely clear but it could be in part explained by the viral tropism in the kidney parenchyma. AKI in COVID-19 infection can be either by direct invasion of the virus, or as a consequence of immunologic response. Diverse studies have focused on the effect of COVID-19 on glomerulonephritis (GN) patients or the "novo" GN;however, the effect of COVID-19 in acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) has been scarcely studied. In this article, we present five cases with different spectrums of COVID-19 infection and ATIN that may suggest that recent diagnosis of ATIN is accompanied with a worse clinical prognosis in comparison with long-term diagnosed ATIN.