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.
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.