Coronavirus and PKD

Am I more likely to catch COVID-19 because I have PKD?

Older adults and those with underlying health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease appear to be at a higher risk of complications if they become ill with COVID-19. Anyone at a higher risk, such as transplant recipients, should take extra precaution to avoid crowds and reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-5 have been defined as being at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus. PHAC recommends that everyone take social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus.