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COVID death rate was 3X lower in those with Multiple Sclerosis (85 pcnt were taking Vitamin D) - Jan 2022


Characteristics of COVID-19 in patients with multiple sclerosis - Jan 2022

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 57 (2022) 103437 - Authors from Iran https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.103437

Study obeserved, but did not comment on the fact that
   85% of MSers were taking Vitamin D

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Background: Regarding the high prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and COVID-19 in Iran, a multicenter study
Multiple rclercste of COVID-19 in Iranian MS patients with is carried out to address the concerns of this population.
COVID-l9

Methods: Data on MS patients with COVID-19 from nine provinces of Iran were entered in a web-based registry system, between July 2020 and March 2021. Among the COVID-19 symptoms, dyspnea, altered mental status, or those resulting in hospital admission were considered severe.

Results: A total of 397 eligible patients were identified. In addition, 310 (78%) were female. The mean age was 36.5 ± 9.5. 294 (74%) patients had relapsing- remitting form. Also, four patients (1%) expired due to COVID-19 infection. The mean duration of admission in hospitalized patients was 9 (± 5.3) days. MRI was performed on 111 (28%) patients after developing COVID-19. MRI changes were observed in 27 (24%) of these cases. MS drug was changed in 26 (6%) patients. Steroid use in the past three months (OR: 2.43, 95% CI: 1.003-5.88) (p value: 0.049) and antiCD20s (OR: 4.03, 95% CI: 2.41-6.68) (p value < 0.001) showed significant association with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Conclusion: The death rate of COVID-19 among MS patients (1%) is lower than the overall death rate of the pandemic in Iran (3%). Those who received steroid in the past three months may be at increased risk of more severe forms of COVID-19. There are still doubts about the effect of anti CD20s on COVID-19 severity.
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