European Reference Network – Hepatological Diseases

Information for patients in light of the corona virus

Corona is not only dominating the media, Corona is increasingly in the mind of many of you worrying about vulnerability as a liver disease patient. Therefore, the ERN RARE-LIVER coordinator would like to provide some information and guidance for the coming weeks and months. Available to download in several languages.

Information for physicians in light of the corona virus

Following the outbreak in China, the Lombardy region of Italy has become one of the areas of highest incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) new cases. In Lombardy approximately a thousand new infected subjects are reported every day. After the outbreak grew to a pandemic, many liver centres worldwide raised the concern that immunocompromised patients may be at high risk of developing a severe respiratory disease called COVID-19.


ERN RARE-LIVER is a Europe-wide network for centres of excellence in the clinical management of rare liver disease in adults and in children. Types of diseases covered by the network currently include Autoimmune liver disease (AILD); Metabolic, Billary artresia and related disease; structural liver disease and rare liver disease in pregnancy.

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