Fact: Some immunocompromised patients may not exhibit the high fevers or elevated white blood cell counts typical of COVID-19 cases. Patients should advise their primary caregivers if they are currently taking any immunosuppressant medications.
Fact: Patients who require aggressive immunosuppressant therapy, such as in cases of severe lupus, should be treated with extreme caution as they are at a higher risk of infection.
Fact: Some providers are recommending that certain patients alter or stop their course of immunosuppressant therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consult with your health care provider for personalized treatment options.