Does autoimmune disease = immunocompromised?

Posted by ddwilliams @ddwilliams, Mar 12, 2020

Does having an autoimmune disease (PSC specifically) mean that you should avoid situations with other immunocompromised individuals? Yes, this is coming up because of coronavirus, but good to know for the future guidance anyway. The PSC’er has not had a transplant and is otherwise healthy. I’m just not clear if autoimmune = immunocompromised. Thank you in advance.

I'm wondering if I am in the correct discussion area, and if so, my question has to do with, am I at Higher risk to COVID 19 having Lichens Planus?

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I'm wondering if I am in the correct discussion area, and if so, my question has to do with, am I at Higher risk to COVID 19 having Lichens Planus?

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Hi @markymark911 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about autoimmune diseases and COVID-19. I did this so that you can meet others who were asking a similar question about whether an autoimmune disease, such as lichen planus, might put you in a higher risk category for COVID-19.

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