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Correspondence on ‘Prevalence and clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with autoimmune diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis’

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  • Contributors YW and HY designed the study. JX and LS performed literature search. HY and JX performed data extraction. JX, HY, LS and GD performed statistical analyses. HY, JX and YW wrote and reviewed the manuscript. All the authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number 81973105), Key Scientific Research Project of Henan Institution of Higher Education (grant number 21A330008), the National Science and Technology Major Projects of China (grant number 2018ZX10301407) and Joint Construction Project of Henan Medical Science and Technology Research Plan (grant number LHGJ20190679).

  • Disclaimer The funders have no role in the data collection, data analysis, preparation of manuscript and decision to submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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