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EULAR provisional recommendations for the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the context of SARS-CoV-2

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John IsaacsORCiD, Professor Iain McInnes


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© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. The provisional EULAR recommendations address several aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus, and the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and are meant for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) and their caregivers. A task force of 20 members was convened by EULAR that met several times by videoconferencing in April 2020. The task force finally agreed on five overarching principles and 13 recommendations covering four generic themes: (1) General measures and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. (2) The management of RMD when local measures of social distancing are in effect. (3) The management of COVID-19 in the context of RMD. (4) The prevention of infections other than SARS-CoV-2. EULAR considers this set of recommendations as a 'living document' and a starting point, which will be updated as soon as promising new developments with potential impact on the care of patients with RMD become available.

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Author(s): Landewe RB, Machado PM, Kroon F, Bijlsma HW, Burmester GR, Carmona L, Combe B, Galli M, Gossec L, Iagnocco A, Isaacs JD, Mariette X, McInnes I, Mueller-Ladner U, Openshaw P, Smolen JS, Stamm TA, Wiek D, Schulze-Koops H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Year: 2020

Volume: 79

Issue: 7

Pages: 851-858

Print publication date: 01/07/2020

Online publication date: 05/06/2020

Acceptance date: 26/05/2020

ISSN (print): 0003-4967

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2060

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217877

PubMed id: 32503854


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