Repurposing rheumatology drugs for COVID-19

(European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology) COVID-19 can be mild, or even without symptoms at all. But it can also cause severe disease, leading to respiratory problems, organ failure, and death. Research on the immune mechanisms involved in people with severe COVID-19 has shown that they have widespread inflammation. Early on in the pandemic, several immunomodulatory anti-inflammatory treatments commonly used in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) were proposed as possible options for people with severe COVID-19.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news