Hydroxychloroquine in dermatology: New perspectives on an old drug

@article{Chew2019HydroxychloroquineID,
  title={Hydroxychloroquine in dermatology: New perspectives on an old drug},
  author={C. Y. Chew and A. Mar and M. Nikpour and A. Saracino},
  journal={Australasian Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2019},
  volume={61}
}
Hydroxychloroquine is an age‐old drug whose use as an immunomodulatory agent with a low side‐effect profile continues to expand. We present a review of this drug including recently updated prescribing recommendations and a summary of its clinical application in dermatology. A maximum daily dose of 5.0 mg/kg based on actual body weight and no greater than 400 mg is advised in order to reduce the risk of retinopathy, which is potentially permanent and has an estimated prevalence of 7.5% at 5… Expand
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