Yoko Momose

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Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is generally used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Western countries. However, chloroquine retinopathy became a problem in Japan, and chloroquine has never been used since then. Even now HCQ remains non-approved. Therefore, the Japanese Hydroxychloroquine Study Group has been organized, and activities have started to(More)
BACKGROUND Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not available in Japan. To design a clinical trial of HCQ, we evaluated the response to HCQ in Japanese patients with lupus-related skin disease using the cutaneous lupus erythematosus disease area and severity index (CLASI). METHODS Twenty-seven patients with lupus-related skin disease who started HCQ at four(More)
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