COVID-19 FAQ: Why are rheumatic diseases a risk factor for infection and severe illness?
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COVID-19 FAQ: Why are rheumatic diseases a risk factor for infection and severe illness?

Endre Szvetnik
Endre Szvetnik

Researchers have found that the combination of some rheumatic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondylarthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus) and being over 65 can significantly increase the risk of severe or critical COVID-19 illness.

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