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Commentary: Dermatologists and SARS – CoV – 2: the impact of the pandemic on daily practice

Paolo Gisondi et al., summarize issues faced by many dermatologists during the unprecedented lockdown period in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues like the sudden cancellation of face-to-face consultations, and the mandatory introduction of telemedicine (after months of a rather optional exercise with this type of caregiving), needed an entrepreneurial approach to manage.

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Mark Lebwohl COVID-19

Commentary from IPC Councilor Mark Lebwohl, MD, on a case series in NEJM on COVID-19 in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

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Declaração sobre o surto de Coronavírus

Para pacientes com psoríase diagnosticados com doença causada pelo COVID-19, o IPC recomenda que médicos interrompam ou adiem o uso de medicamentos imunossupressores. Esta recomendação está em acordo com guias de tratamento já existentes (por exemplo, o European Dermatology Forum e a American Academy of Dermatology), que declaram que tratamentos imunossupressores são contraindicados em pacientes com infecções ativas.

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Commentary: Risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 infection in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis receiving a biological treatment and renal transplanted recipients in maintenance immunosuppressive treatment.

Prof. van de Kerkhof provides a review of a recent publication by Paulo Gisondi from Verona on the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 in psoriatic patients receiving biological treatments (980 patients) and renal transplant recipients on immunosuppressive treatment (247 patients).

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