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COVID 19 and BWS

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This information comes from medical specialists:

In general, based on current understanding of BWS, there does not seem to be a specific effect on the immune system placing children with BWS at increased risk for serious infection by COVID-19. However, children with BWS and the following rare conditions are possibly at an increased risk of serious infection from a viral illness:

1. Chronic lung disease due to prematurity

2. Airway obstruction due to severe macroglossia

3. A cancer diagnosis and currently undergoing chemotherapy

4. On immunosuppressant therapy (e.g. for liver transplantation)

There may be other circumstances that may occasionally pose a risk and any concerns should be discussed with your doctor.

Stay safe.

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