RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In recent weeks, front-line physicians in intensive care units in New York and other affected cities in the United States have found that the novel coronavirus is also shutting down the kidneys of a number of patients and presenting kidney stones.
Doctors need to move a limited number of dialysis machines from one kidney failure patient to another, according to a report in The New York Times.
Kidney specialists now estimate that between 20 and 40 percent of intensive care (ICU) patients with coronavirus have suffered from renal failure and needed emergency dialysis.
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