29th June 20
Covid-19 update for GPA patients
Public Health England is advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), which includes individuals with GPA, to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
The normal clinical practice in the circumstance that a GPA patient catches Covid-19 is to stop their immunosuppressive medication while the patient is being treated for Covid-19 and to resume once clear of Covid-19.
British Society for Rheumatology has released some guidance for patients on immunosuppressive agents:
The advice on the Lupus UK website is also excellent: