Patients with rheumatic diseases may be at higher risk of severe COVID-19 respiratory complications, a new study suggests. The matched cohort study of patients with COVID-19 infection found that patients with rheumatic diseases had similar odds of hospitalisation and mortality but a threefold higher odds of requiring intensive care and mechanical ventilation compared to patients ...
Rheumatic disease elevates risk of COVID respiratory complications
By Nicola Garrett
1 Jun 2020