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2021 May 31

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

Isolation, behavioral changes and low seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Rheumatoid arthritis.


Ammitzbøll C, Andersen J B, Vils S R, Mistegaard C E, Mikkelsen S, Erikstrup C, Thomsen M K, Hauge E-M, Troldborg A
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 May 31.
PMID: 34057311.


Patients with chronic rheumatic diseases (CRD), such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), require special attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are considered at risk of severe infections. We assessed the seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in patients with SLE and RA and patient behavior, disease-related symptoms, and mental health.