Large Study Confirms COVID-19 Complications

Updated December 16, 2020

Numerous complications of COVID-19 have been identified, according to a study published in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. The most common complications are pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure and sepsis or systemic inflammation. William Murk, PhD, a third-year medical student in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is first author. “We confirmed and provided risk estimates for numerous complications of COVID-19. These results may guide prognosis, treatment decisions and patient counseling,” the researchers explain.