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Preliminary recommendations of the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh eV) for the management of patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases during the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The first affiliations has been amended.

  • Collaborators Gerd Burmester, Peer Aries, Christoph Fiehn, Bimba Hoyer, Andreas Krause, Jan Leipe, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Frank Moosig, Matthias Schneider, Philipp Sewerin, Anna Voormann, Ulf Wagner.

  • Contributors All authors have provided the initial draft, led the discussion and corrected the text.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

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