Chloroquine maculopathy

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  1. Mihadeath XenForo Moderator

    Chloroquine maculopathy


    She suffered from Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and was currently treated with prednisone and methotrexate. She was previously treated with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg bid (6.5mg/kg) for 10 years, which was stopped one year prior to presentation.

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    Nov 01, 2015 H ydroxychloroquine HCQ; Plaquenil, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ is an antimalarial agent that is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The new guideline on screening for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy is written in response to evidence from the United States that shows that hydroxychloroquine retinopathy is more common than previously recognised. Implementation of the guideline’s recommendations will prevent iatrogenic visual loss. The new guideline also makes recommendations regarding the techniques and. To report expanded SD-OCT findings of HCQ retinopathy that may assist the clinician in earlier diagnosis. To characterize structural changes of HCQ retinopathy with SD-OCT after drug cessation. Setting Private practice and academic institution. Patient Population Patients at New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in Boston, MA diagnosed with HCQ retinopathy and followed.

    Review of systems: Blurred vision, halos, dry eye, dry mouth, gastroesophageal reflux, joint pain Pupils: Reactive to light in each eye from 5 mm in the dark to 2 mm in the light. Extraocular movements: Full, both eyes (OU) Confrontation visual fields: Full OU Intra-ocular pressure The optic nerves appeared healthy with a 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. Past Ocular History: None Medical History: Sjogren syndrome and inflammatory arthritis, supraventricular tachycardia, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease Medications: prednisone, methotrexate, amitriptyline, ranitidine, estradiol, tizanidine, diltiazem, Restasis Allergies: codeine, droperidol Family History: heart disease, arthritis, cancer Social History: occasional alcohol but no tobacco or intravenous drug use.

    Chloroquine maculopathy

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    Some patients, toxicity may first present as pericentral retinopathy and thus requires screening outside the macula. We assume chloroquine retinopathy follows a similar course as hydroxychloroquine retinopathy and so these guidelines also apply to patients taking chloroquine therapy. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can cause toxic retinopathy due to their binding of melanin in the retinal pigmented epithelium RPE as well as direct toxicity to retinal ganglion cells. Early findings include mottling of the RPE and blunted foveal reflex. As the retinopathy progresses, a bull's-eye maculopathy develops, as seen in these. Chloroquine Retinopathy Rheumatic Disease. Alastair K. Denniston. Ocular complications of rheumatological therapies may relate. Autofluorescence Imaging. Monika Fleckenstein. FAF imaging may show distinct alterations due. MEDICAL RETINA. Age-related macular degeneration AMD is a.

     
  5. ARDYN New Member

    According to Five Last Acts: The Exit Path, by Chris Docker, chloroquine is "the most easily available and reliably lethal drug". Chloroquine Phosphate – Marine Fish Diseases and Treatment Chloroquine Suicide JAMA JAMA Network Chloroquine Phosphate - WebMD
     
  6. anocean Guest

    Hi Everyone, I went to my Rheumatologist last week. I take these for the arthritis associated with my lupus. If you have any particular questions, I would be happy to answer them. The chance of damage to the eyes with plaquenil is extremely slim. I have been taking hydroxychloroquine which is the generic of plaquenil for the past three years. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins. Does anyone know if hydroxychloroquine and. - HealthUnlocked Benefits Of Taking Folic Acid And Hydroxychloroquine With.
     
  7. temp171 XenForo Moderator

    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA 1.

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