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Patients with weakened immune system FAQ corona

Patients with weakened immune system
FAQ corona

Is there a special advise for patients with weakened immune system? uitklapper, klik om te openen

At this moment, there is no special advise to protect adults or children with weakened immune system due to organ or stem cell transplants, HIV, congenital immune disorder (PID), chemo therapy or immunosuppresive therapy. However, we do advice to keep in mind the below hygiene measures:

  • Frequently wash your hands.
  • No shaking hands.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use disposable tissues.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Try to avoid touching your face (eyes, mouth, nose).

Can I go out for social activities/groceries/etc? uitklapper, klik om te openen

We advice to be careful with social activities in bigger groups and crowded public spaces in areas where spread of  the new coronavirus is determined. Also try to avoid contact with people who have respiratory complaints.

I have respiratory complaints and/or fever and a lower resistance. What should I do? uitklapper, klik om te openen

Our advice is to take action as you would with any other (respiratory)infection. If necessary, you can contact your treating physician by phone. He/she will discuss the next steps.

When I have respiratory complaints and/or fever, do I get tested immediately for coronavirus? uitklapper, klik om te openen

There is no reason to test you (soon/directly) for coronavirus. Unless you have a family member that is infected with coronavirus. In that case, the GGD will do contact research.

Visit day care chemo therapy or immunoglobuline suppletion uitklapper, klik om te openen

This treatment goes through. Do you have respiratory complaints and/or fever? First contact the day care.

Can I get infected with the coronavirus via blood, immunoglobulin and plasma products? uitklapper, klik om te openen

No. 

Can I keep using my medication? uitklapper, klik om te openen

Yes. It is very important that you use your medication in the right way. Especially in this situation. Make sure you have medication in home. 

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