Researchers at the University of Gdańsk, Poland have conducted tests that show certain genes in the DNA of MPS patients render their cells less susceptible to COVID-19 infection than normal cells, though the typical – for storage diseases – narrowing of the respiratory tract and presence of thick mucous are still risk factors for infection. The full text of the article is available here
Recent research from Italy reviews the impact of COVID-19 on patients with lysosomal disease, in a manuscript titled “Impact of COVID-19 related healthcare crisis on treatments for patients with lysosomal storage disorders, the first Italian experience” published in the journal Molecular Genetics & Metabolism. The complete text of the article is available here.
The National MPS Society USA has posted recommendations for patients and families concerned about COVID-19.