May 7, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine use in the COVID-19 patient

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Emily Littlejohn

Abstract

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has multiple potential antiviral mechanisms of action that differ according to the pathogen studied (eg, Chikungunya, Dengue virus, human immunodeficiency virus, poliovirus, Zika virus). Data on HCQ for treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are rapidly evolving. To date there is no evidence from randomized controlled trials that any single therapy improves outcomes in patients infected with COVID-19. There are also no clinical trial data supporting prophylactic HCQ therapy in COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) use in patients with COVID-19 is being investigated examining prophylaxis, postexposure prophylaxis, and treatment regimens.

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Hydroxychloroquine
Chikungunya virus
A 19
Zika virus (organism)
HIV
Prophylactic Treatment
Clinical Trials
Coronaviridae
Dengue Virus
Treatment Protocols

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