Table 1.

Indications to hospitalize a kidney transplant recipient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection

Presence of the Following Signs and SymptomsPresence of the Following Laboratory/Imaging Findings
Shortness of breathSignificant laboratory abnormalities (AKI, acute liver injury, or other concerning laboratory findings)
Severe/refractory vomiting and/or diarrheaCRP≥70 with worsening shortness of breath
Inability to maintain adequate hydrationCRP≥70 on two consecutive laboratory checks
Inability to take medications by mouthAbnormal CXR
Confusion
Persistent/worsening fevers
SpO2<94%
Clinician has concern that the patient is at high risk of decompensating at home
Patient is unable to provide self-care at home
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; CXR, chest X-ray; SpO2, oxygen staturaton.