Arthritis Medicine Tocilizumab Treats COVID-19 in Elderly Patient

Arthritis Medicine Tocilizumab Treats COVID-19 in Elderly Patient

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Arthritis Medicine Tocilizumab Treats COVID-19 in Elderly Patient

Tocilizumab, a medicine approved for certain types of arthritis, may be a safe and effective approach for treating severe respiratory distress associated with COVID-19 in people with autoimmune conditions, the case of an elderly Sjögren’s syndrome patient suggests. The report, “Immediate Amelioration of Severe Respiratory Distress in Sjögren’s Syndrome with COVID-19 Treated with a Single Dose of Off-label Tocilizumab,” was published in the journal Internal Medicine. Sjögren’s syndrome and other rheumatic disease have not been directly…

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