People With Rare Autoimmune Diseases At Increased Risk Of Dy
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A new study published in the British Society for Rheumatology's journal has shown that people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases are at a greater risk of dying at a younger age during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electronic health records of 170,000 people in England with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases was observed and the team found that 1,815 of people with these diseases died. People with rare diseases often have poorer health outcomes and during the early months of pandemic they were more likely to die than the general population.

The results also showed that the risk of dying during COVID-19 for people with these conditions increased from age 35. Women had a similar risk of death to men during COVID-19 whereas usually their risk of death is lower. For people of working age, the risk of dying during COVID-19 was similar to that of someone 20 years older in the general population.

These results are incredibly important to the rheumatology community. These conditions might be rare, but when we look at them together it's a significant number of people said Dr. Sanjeev Patel, President of the British Society for Rheumatology.

Source:
https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa855/6015211
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