Children with lupus at higher COVID-19 hospitalization risk vs. those with JIA

Children and adolescents with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases who contract COVID-19 are not likely to require hospitalization, according to data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
However, children with systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease or vasculitis are more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than those with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who develop COVID-19.
“It remains unknown whether children and young people with [rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)] who acquire COVID-19 have a more severe COVID-19 course and if there

Children and adolescents with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases who contract COVID-19 are not likely to require hospitalization, according to data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
However, children with systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease or vasculitis are more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than those with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who develop COVID-19.
“It remains unknown whether children and young people with [rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)] who acquire COVID-19 have a more severe COVID-19 course and if there