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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 7, No. 3, 2007, pp. 185-186
Bioline Code: hs07036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2007, pp. 185-186

 en Chloroquine has not Disappeared
Cooper, Ross G. & Magwere, Tapiwanashe


Chloroquine (CHQ), an antimalarial, is also used as an anti-inflammatory drug for systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) reduces the frequency of organ involvement and disease flares, and relieves skin and joint symptoms. CHQ reduces the immunologically-mediated inflammation of the joints. HCQ and combination therapies have a significant benefit on synovitis, pain and physical disability on RA.We advocate the investment of resistance Plasmodium prevalence determinations in countries beset by malaria, and to match thereafter the quantity of persons administered CHQ. Follow-up investigations are essential to diagnose and prevent visual damage.

Antimalarial; Chloroquine; Rheumatoid arthritis; Systemic lupus erythematosus

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