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2022 Jul 01

ARP Rheumatol

Assessment of the outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and young people followed at Portuguese pediatric rheumatology clinics.


Melo A T, Bernardo M, Pinheiro F, Rodrigues M, Torres R, Mourão A F, Carvalho S, Nascimento J, Sousa S, Santos M J, Soares C, Cabral M, Marques R C, Reis P C, Ramos F O
ARP Rheumatol. 2022 Jul 01.
PMID: 36056926.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) generally appears to have milder clinical symptoms and fewer laboratory abnormalities in children. It remains unknown whether children and young people with inflammatory chronic diseases who acquire SARS-CoV-2 infection have a more severe course, due to either underlying disease or immunosuppressive treatments.