Table 5.

Causes of death in adult RRT with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection

Cause of DeathPatients on HemodialysisKidney Transplant Recipients
COVID-19 Positive, No. (%)COVID-19 Negative, No. (%)P ValueCOVID-19 Positive, No. (%)COVID-19 Negative, No. (%)P Value
Infection49/64 (76.5)22/144 (15.3)P<0.0016/6 (100.0)1/10 (10.0)P<0.001
Stop therapy4/64 (6.3)29/144 (19.1)P=0.010/6 (0.0)0/10 (0.0)
Failure to thrive1/64 (1.6)6/144 (4.2)P=0.440/6 (0.0)1/10 (10.0)P>0.99
Sudden death2/64 (3.1)24/144 (16.7)P=0.0060/6 (0.0)2/10 (20.0)P=0.50
Cardiovascular3/64 (4.7)a19/144 (13.2)P=0.090/6 (0.0)1/10 (10.0)P>0.99
Malignancy1/64 (1.6)18/144 (12.5)P=0.0090/6 (0.0)1/10 (10.0)P>0.99
Miscellaneous1/64 (1.6)10/144 (6.9)P=0.180/6 (0.0)2/10 (20.0)P=0.50
Unknown3/64 (4.7)16/144 (11.1)P=0.190/6 (0.0)2/10 (20.0)P=0.50
  • —, not applicable.

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