The LSI has been getting questions about the COVID-19 virus and lupus. We asked Dr. Robert Katz to put together information the lupus community may find helpful.
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Lupus & Covid-19 By Dr. Robert Katz
About COVID-19 & lupus
COVID-19 is a coronavirus – one of a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. 80% of people who contract the virus will have mild symptoms. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and has since spread to many countries and the United States.
Are people living with lupus at greater risk of infection from COVID-19?
People living with lupus are at greater risk of infection due to their autoimmune disease and some of the medications they may be taking.
It is important to continue taking your prescribed medication and taking care of yourself as you have been for lupus.
If you have lupus and suffer from low energy or you feel tired often, you may qualify for the Lupus Intervention Fatigue Trial (LIFT) – a study being done to test two treatment programs to help people with lupus better manage their fatigue.
STUDY OF OMEGA-3 REPLACEMENT WITH KRILL OIL IN TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
The study is a 24 week randomized, double-blind controlled multicenter study followed by an open label extension treatment for another 24 weeks. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the correction of the omega-3 deficiency may reduce disease activity in SLE patients.