[COVID-19 related mortality in Swedish patients with renal replacement therapy]

Lakartidningen. 2021 Nov 16;118:21051.
[Article in Swedish]


Data from the Swedish Renal Registry (SRR) show that during the period March 16, 2020 to March 15, 2021 0.4% of all renal transplant recipients and 3% of all dialysis patients died due to COVID-19 in Sweden. Of all registered deaths, 20% were attributed to COVID-19. In the age group 50-59 years the risk ratio for COVID-19 related mortality was 16 (95% CI 6.5-38) among transplant recipients and 22 (95% CI 7.1-69) among dialysis patients, compared to the background population in the same age group. Excess mortality, compared to the five years preceding the pandemic, was 30% for transplant recipients and 8.7% for dialysis patients, compared to 7.7% for the entire Swedish population. Detailed reports were sent to SRR for 864 patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection representing 5.0% of all transplant recipients and 13% of all dialysis patients. The case fatality rate was 7.0% and 21% respectively.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Sweden / epidemiology