A new research paper describes a stepped-care treatment to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic uticaria.
A recent study finds hydroxychloroquine shows promise in secondary prevention of congenital heart block for pregnant women with autoimmune disease. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Jeff Chapa, MD, and pediatric cardiologist Peter Aziz, MD, explain.
As the medical community struggles to understand and limit the impact of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, there are still more questions than answers. In this article, rheumatologists discuss the cytokine storm and experimental therapies, including IL-6 inhibitors and hydroxychloroquine.
Ellipsoid zone mapping, a new image visualization/analysis platform on optical coherence tomography, may be an effective screening tool to identify subtle retinal changes indicative of toxicity from hydroxychloroquine treatment, Cleveland Clinic research indicates.
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Risk of blindness is a side effect of hydroxychloroquine, a common drug for RA and lupus, but rates of adequate screening for toxicity could be improved.