publication . Article . 2021

COVID-19 and rheumatology: A year later

B. S. Belov; A. M. Lila;
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  • Published: 03 Mar 2021 Journal: Rheumatology Science and Practice, volume 59, pages 31-36 (issn: 1995-4484, eissn: 1995-4492, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mediar Press
Abstract
An enormous body of evidence on various aspects of the coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19 associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) has been accumulated over the past year. Meanwhile, investigated relationship between COVID-19 and rheumatic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) and certain identified similarities were of paramount importance. It was shown that the incidence of COVID-19 in patients with rheumatic diseases does not significantly differ from that in general population. The risk of severe course and unfavorable COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rheumatic IMIDs is significantly associated with old...
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