Important information for people with Rheumatoid and other Inflammatory Arthritis, SLE and other autoimmune diseases in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic
UPDATED Version 4, 9 April 2020
This is GENERAL advice. If you have specific questions please contact your specialist.
We understand that many of you are feeling particularly vulnerable and anxious because you have chronic illnesses and take medications that may affect the immune system, so we hope this information will help.
At present, there is insufficient data as to whether patients with rheumatic diseases or those using immunosuppressive therapy who contract COVID-19 are at increased risk of worse outcomes.
As more information becomes available, this document will be updated.