Few children with rheumatic disease contract COVID-19: study

A global survey suggests it's safe to continue immunosuppressive drugs, researchers say

AusDoc brings you the latest news from the American College of Rheumatology virtual congress 2020.


A global survey of children with a rheumatic disease shows only about 1% have caught COVID-19 during the pandemic and none was seriously ill, despite many being on immunosuppressive drugs, conference delegates have heard.

US researchers led the study analysing data for 427 children younger than 18 years, reported in the international COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance patient

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