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A 21-year-old male asked:

my past and present condition: on march or april 2012 i was operated for brain tumor (benign), i am living a normal life now. however, there's some atrophy going on due to depakote (i'm an epilepsy patient). am i at a higher risk for covid-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Having had a brain tumor is not a risk factor for having worse outcome with COVID 19. People undergoing a variety of different types of treatments for brain cancer can be at increased risk. (Like immunosuppressive drugs, protein kinase inhibitors, chemotherapy (currently or in last 3 months) or immunotherapy)

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