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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:

https://www.lupusuk.org.uk/coronavirus/

 

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