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Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and retinopathy

Abstract

The anti-malarial drugs, chloroquine BP (Avloclor - ICI; Nivaquine - M & B; Resochin - FBA; and others) and hydroxychloroquine BP (Plaquenil - Bayer), are the drugs of first choice for chronic discoid lupus erythematosus and for polymorphous eruptions due to light-sensitivity; they may also be beneficial in the chronic stage of systemic lupus, and they are often useful in rheumatoid arthritis.

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