Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Immune-mediated Rheumatic Diseases. Recommendations of the Association of Rheumatologists of Russia

@article{Nasonov2021CoronavirusD2,
  title={Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Immune-mediated Rheumatic Diseases. Recommendations of the Association of Rheumatologists of Russia},
  author={Evgeny L. Nasonov and A. M. Lila and Vadim I. Mazurov and B. S. Belov and Andrei E. Karateev and Tatiana V. Dubinina and O. A. Nikitinskaya and Alexander A. Baranov and Diana Abdulganieva and Sergei V. Moiseev and Alena I. Zagrebneva},
  journal={Rheumatology Science and Practice},
  year={2021}
}
In mid-2021, the SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory coronavirus 2) infection, which caused the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, affected more than 157 million people in all regions of the world and led to more than 3.2 million deaths. It is assumed that elderly age, uncontrolled inflammation, anti-inflammatory therapy, comorbid pathology, genetic and other factors can potentially lead to an increase in “sensitivity” to viral and bacterial infections, including SARS-CoV-2. The new… 
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