An Epstein Barr virus (EBV) vaccine to prevent lupus? EBV infection may be a common trigger, causing the onset of diseases like lupus. This list includes disorders such as:
Infections And Lupus
Centers for Disease Control 2022 Recommendations
In February 2022, the CDC came out with its new vaccine recommendations. In this post, I will summarize the important changes for people who are immunosuppressed (such as people with systemic lupus …
Immunosuppressed Patients Respond to Booster Shots: Hope for a COVID Booster Vaccine for Lupus and Other Autoimmune Disease Patients? [Updated 8/12/21]
Will a COVID Booster Vaccine for Lupus Patients Increase Response Rates?
We do not know, yet. However, the August 12, 2021 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine reported significant responses in immunosuppressed organ transplant patients. This gives …
CDC Study answers this question
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Dr. T. I have lupus. I got both of my Moderna COVID vaccines.
How the COVID Vaccine and Lupus Interact is Important to Figure Out: Consider Joining this NIH Research Study
The NIH is studying how the COVID vaccine and lupus interact. Please consider participating in this important research.
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Evaluation and recommendations by noted lupus experts: Lupus patients need COVID vaccines
Results from 64,900 vaccines: How often are allergies and itching after COVID vaccine?
We’ll take a look at how common symptoms like itching after a COVID vaccine is.
Journal of the…
Research Shows More COVID-19 Deaths in Rheumatic Diseases: 10.5% of lupus and rheumatic disease patients died
Much higher rate than infected people without rheumatic disease
People with lupus and rheumatic diseases are at risk…
What is the bottom line? What …
10 Reasons Not to Get a Flu Shot: The Flu Shot is a Life-Saver for Lupus Patients, Other Autoimmune Disease Patients, and … well… Everyone!
Dr. Don Thomas, MD
I am Dr. Donald Thomas, MD, a rheumatologist treating hundreds of lupus patients for over 30 years. Read my first blog post here to understand why I started this website and blog about “The Lupus Encyclopedia” and “The Lupus Secrets”.
Dr. Don Thomas also enjoys educating and empowering doctors, medical students, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and patients.