Rare diseases

Rare rheumatic diseases linked to higher mortality during COVID-19 pandemic

The risk of death rose more among people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases (RAIRD) than the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a UK study. “People with rare diseases often have poorer health outcomes generally, so we wanted to find out what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had,” said study senior author Dr ...

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