Ziyad Khamaysi described the results of a retrospective study of 15 women and 6 men with erosive, recalcitrant oral lichen planus, treated with hydroxychloroquine
Effects of chronic exposure to hydroxychloroquine
or chloroquine on inner retinal structures.
There was no significant difference between Hydroxychloroquine
Group and NON- Hydroxychloroquine
Group patients in any of the clinical characteristics at baseline (Table 1).
was no more effective than placebo for pain relief in patients with moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis," the authors write.
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STEROIDS AND HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE
remain the most widely prescribed treatment options for pregnant women with rheumatologic diseases, according to a study looking at prescribing patterns in a cohort of women diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.
A 63-year-old woman with history of connective tissue disorder on hydroxychloroquine
200mg oral once a day for three months and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presented with insidious onset of dyspnea and orthopnea of six weeks duration.
Mr Rashmi Patel, consultant in Reproductive Medicine at Care Fertility in Manchester, said: "Hydroxychloroquine
is an anti-malarial drug but can also be used as an anti-inflammatory preparation for auto-immune conditions like arthritis or lupus.
in combination with corticosteroids or other disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has been successful in treating chronic rheumatic manifestations.
was created to fight malaria and later used to help people with rheumatoid arthritis and immune system disorder lupus.
-- The risk of irreversible hydroxychloroquine
toxic retinopathy is much greater than previously appreciated, Dr.