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Can J Kidney Health Dis


COVID-19 Status, Symptom Burden, and Characteristics of Dialysis Patients Residing in Areas of Community Transmission: Research Letter.


Gale J, Clark D A, Bohm C, Canney M, Davis I, LeBlanc J J, Shorter A M, Suri RS, Vinson A J, West KA, Tennankore K K
Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2020; 7:2054358120964178.
PMID: 33117550.


Routine testing of hemodialysis patients for COVID-19 (outside of those identified as "at risk" based on regional practice) is not universally recommended. However, there is variability in the clinical presentation of COVID-19; patients may experience symptoms that do not meet regional criteria for testing and some patients with active infection may be asymptomatic. To avoid missing individuals who are infected, consideration could be made for regular screening, particularly among those residing in areas with evidence of community spread.