Joint Bone Spine 2021 05 28;88(3):105143. Epub 2021 Jan 28.
National reference centre for rare auto-immune and systemic diseases Est Sud-Est (RESO), 67000 Strasbourg, France; Department of rheumatology, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 67098 Strasbourg, France; Université de Strasbourg, Inserm UMR-S 1109, 67000 Strasbourg, France. Electronic address:
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), one of the oldest drugs used in rheumatology, came recently into attention as one of the potential therapies tested for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 disease treatment. Used initially as an antimalarial, then translated to rheumatic diseases, HCQ has been used in a wide range of pathologies, including infectious diseases, immune disorders, diabetes, dyslipidemia, or neoplasia. Regarding systemic diseases, HCQ is the mainstay treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), where, according to last European guidelines, it is proposed to all SLE patients unless contraindicated or with side effects. Read More