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Home Health News Rheumatic Disease and COVID-19: Who Is at Risk? - MedPage Today

Rheumatic Disease and COVID-19: Who Is at Risk? – MedPage Today

Patients with rheumatic and inflammatory diseases who develop COVID-19 share risk factors for severe disease with the larger population, including older age, male sex, obesity, and hypertension, but also are at increased risk if they are on corticosteroids, French investigators reported.
In a multivariable analysis, severe COVID-19 was associated with older age (OR 1.08, 95% CI 1.05-1.10), high body mass index (OR 1.07, 95% CI 1.02-1.12), and hypertension (OR 1.86, 95% CI 1.01-3.42), while female…

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