The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) and St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City (SLMC-QC) Sections of Rheumatology, in partnership with Lupus Academy, Lupus Inspired Advocacy (LUISA) of Rheumatology Educational Trust Foundation, Inc. (RETFI), and Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA), organized a webinar series which showcases the diversity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
In mid-March 2020, Rheumatology trainees became suddenly home-bound and community quarantined with UST Hospital in lockdown resulting from the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic. We were to go on duty every 1-2 weeks, schedule patients for online consultation, and don complete personal protective equipment as necessary on physical patient encounters.
Introduction: Covid pandemic has led to an acute shortage of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for our patients. Here and around the world, concerns of HCQ supply shortages for patients with rheumatic disease are increasing due in part to the interest of the scientific community for HCQ as potential therapy for Covid-19.
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