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A 40-year-old male asked:

Have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and a mannose-binding lectin deficiency (low range). how likely am i to have a life threatening complications should i contract covid19?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Internal Medicine 8 years experience
Not stablished: All caution measures should be applied, including social distancing, sanitizer, and protection mask when crowded places are inevitable. Although MBL deficiency causes increased susceptibility to infections, mostly in people with chronic diseases, COVID-19 outbreak is so recent that a specific relationship with this disease has not been stablished. Anyway, have extreme caution and use protection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Undertain: We know that Low serum mannose-binding lectin level increases risk due to pneumococcal infection, SARS & other infectsions. However, I haven't seen any studies that specificially address COVID 19.

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