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New FactFinder on Steroid Injections and COVID-19 Infection Risk

Friday, May 8, 2020  

 

FACT: There is low quality evidence that a single intraarticular corticosteroid injection may increase the risk of contracting the influenza virus. No study has yet been published that examines whether or not a corticosteroid injection increases the risk of contracting COVID-19 or alters the clinical course of a subsequent infection. While caution is advised based on this indirect evidence, more studies are needed to determine full correlation of corticosteroid administration and risks of contracting COVID-19.

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