Chloroquine toxicity

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  1. 4rsport Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine toxicity


    Pattern of Retinopathy: Although the locus of toxic damage is parafoveal in many eyes, Asian patients often show an extramacular pattern of damage. Dose: We recommend a maximum daily HCQ use of 5.0 mg/kg real weight, which correlates better with risk than ideal weight.

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    Hydroxchloroquine and Chloroquine Toxicity Step 1. The first step in the process should be the education of the patient regarding. Step 2. The restyled guidelines also mandate an examination prior to the initiation. Step 3. Visual field evaluation with 10-2 or other VF test of equal resolution. Although the mechanism is not well understood, chloroquine is shown to inhibit the parasitic enzyme heme polymerase that converts the toxic heme into non-toxic hemazoin, thereby resulting in the accumulation of toxic heme within the parasite. This agent may also interfere with the biosynthesis of nucleic acids. Toxicity. Chloroquine toxicity is rare but has been known to occur when unusually high doses of chloroquine are ingested or after chronic IV administration. Accidental ingestion has also occurred in children. When toxicity is present, the most common symptom is retinal toxicity.

    Risk of Toxicity: The risk of toxicity is dependent on daily dose and duration of use. There are no similar demographic data for CQ, but dose comparisons in older literature suggest using 2.3 mg/kg real weight.

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  4. Chloroquine-induced retinal toxicity was first described in 1959 and the retinal toxic effects of hydroxychloroquine were later described in 1967 3, 4. Hydroxychloroquine has significantly less retinal toxicity and has largely replaced chloroquine as a treatment of inflammatory disease.

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    Apr 02, 2019 Chloroquine is rapidly absorbed so there is little likelihood of activated charcoal having a clinically significant impact on toxicity. Furthermore, if the children develops coma or seizures following the administration of activated charcoal there is a significant risk of aspiration. Jan 05, 2020 Hydroxychloroquine toxicity Disease Entity. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and chloroquine cause ocular toxicity. Diagnosis. For retinopathy, patients should be asked about poor central vision. Management. At the first signs of retinal toxicity, hydroxychloroquine should be stopped. Jul 30, 2019 The usefulness of hypokalemia as an indicator in the evaluation of chloroquine toxicity was studied in a retrospective series of 191 acute chloroquine poisonings. Results indicated that the risk of severe poisoning and death are proportional to the degree of hypokalemia.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy - Clowse - 2006. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is often needed to manage disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus SLE during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to examine lupus activity and pregnancy outcomes in women with SLE treated or not treated with HCQ during pregnancy.

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