Rheumatologist Dr Cooper has put together some general and specific information as well as leaflets about Arthritis and Rheumatology.
The given links and leaflet downloads shall help you to gain more in depth and important background knowledge. The information shall enable you get a better understanding of the nature and treatment of rheumatic diseases in children and adults.
These external links are provided for the benefit of visitors to this site. Dr Robert Cooper is not responsible for the content of these sites, nor does he endorse or guarantee the information, services and products described or offered at these sites.
COVID-19 Resource Links
For patients with rheumatic diseases specifically:
SARAA – South African Rheumatism Arthritis Association
JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE (includes video) – In this video, Laura Hummers, the clinical director of Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, and Vicky Ruffing, Director of Patient Education, answer some of your most pressing questions about how this outbreak could affect rheumatic patients.
EULAR – The European League Against Rheumatism
General, reliable, up-to-date COVID-19 resources:
MEDICLINC South Africa – COVID-19 portal
NICD – The National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excellent overall advice and information