COVID-19: Rheumatology patient outcomes vary with meds

Overall, it seems DMARDs are not raising risk of severe infection, researchers say

Results from a global registry for rheumatology patients with COVID-19 suggest hospital admission for the infection is less likely for those on tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.

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But patients on high doses of prednisone (more than 10mg a day) are at greater risk of hospitalisation, the international authors report.

Their analysis of data from the first 600 rheumatology patients recorded in the