Complete heart block in an adult with systemic lupus erythematosus and recent onset of hydroxychloroquine therapy.

@article{ComnColet2001CompleteHB,
  title={Complete heart block in an adult with systemic lupus erythematosus and recent onset of hydroxychloroquine therapy.},
  author={Josep Com{\'i}n-Colet and M A S{\'a}nchez-Corral and Juan Jos{\'e} Alegre-Sancho and Jaime Valverde and D L{\'o}pez-G{\'o}mez and Xavier Sabat{\'e} and Antonio Juan-Mas and Enrique Esplugas},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={59-62}
}
Complete heart block (CHB) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mainly seen during an acute flare-up of the disease or after high-dose long-term treatment with antimalarial drugs, although anti-Ro and anti-RNP antibodies have also been implied by some authors. A 40-y-old woman developed CHB in the context of an acute flare-up of SLE, first diagnosed three years ago, having recently commenced hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) treatment. Anti-Ro and anti-RNP antibodies were also… CONTINUE READING

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