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2022 Jan 28

Medicine (Baltimore)



SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pneumonia patient treated with two doses of infliximab within 2 weeks for acute severe ulcerative colitis: A case report.



The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused severe acute respiratory syndrome, posing a significant challenge for patients receiving immunotherapy for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. As of January 2022, immunosuppressants such as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (anti-TNFα) and azathioprine are inadvisable for an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). We continued infliximab as a second induction dose nine days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms in a patient with acute severe ulcerative colitis.