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Freites et al. Risk factors for hospital admission related to COVID-19 in inflammatory rheumatic diseases MedRXiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.14.20101584

OBJECTIVES: To describe patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) who had COVID-19; to compare patients who need hospital admission versus those that did not and assess risk factors of hospital admission related to COVID-19.

CONCLUSION: Our results suggests that age, comorbidities and having an autoimmune systemic condition increased the risk of hospital admission, whereas disease modifying agents were not associated with hospital admission.

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