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The COVID-19 pandemic: an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • Tripathy, Archana1
  • Swain, Nitish1
  • Gupta, Bhawna1
  • 1 Disease Biology Laboratory, School of Biotechnology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751024, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Future virology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2217/fvl-2020-0393
PMID: 34181704
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

COVID-19 is a respiratory infection similar to viral pneumonia and is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine make up the major part of the treatment regimen for the management of COVID-19 infections, which are also commonly used in treatment of patients with malaria as well as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this review, we analyzed the scientific evidences pertaining to any possible association of SARS-CoV-2 infection with RA. We thus believe that people predisposed to RA carry a higher infection risk than the general population both due to the iatrogenic effects of the RA related drug therapy. Thus COVID-19 pandemic may bring a higher risk of health emergency in complex diseases such as RA. © 2021 Future Medicine Ltd.

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