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Cleve Clin J Med. 2018 Jun;85(6):459-467. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.85a.17034.

Hydroxychloroquine: An old drug with new relevance.

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1
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, USA. eugen.shippey@gmail.com.
2
Department of Rheumatology, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, USA.
3
Chief, Department of Rheumatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Abstract

Hydroxychloroquine is an immunomodulatory drug that has been used for 60 years to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory arthritis, and potential new uses and benefits continue to emerge. Toxicity concerns have been addressed with updated prescribing recommendations.

PMID:
29883308
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.85a.17034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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