Plaquenil bull's eye maculopathy

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    Plaquenil bull's eye maculopathy


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Plaquenil Toxicity - Bulls Eye Maculopathy 575 views 70-year-old woman with systemic Lupus erythematosus and clotting problems. She was on the Plaquenil for about eight years and then off the Plaquenil for the last eight years because she developed macular toxicity. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can cause toxic retinopathy due to their binding of melanin in the retinal pigmented epithelium RPE as well as direct toxicity to retinal ganglion cells. Early findings include mottling of the RPE and blunted foveal reflex. As the retinopathy progresses, a bull's-eye maculopathy develops, as seen in these photos. If the maculopathy continues to progress, concentric zones of hyperpigmentation and depigmentation seen below can form, causing irreversible toxicity. Later disease findings include peripheral bone spicules, vasculature attenuation, and disc pallor can mimic retinitis pigmentosa1 Examples of other patients with Bull’s Eye Maculopathy

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

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  7. Aug 06, 2014 Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil Sanofi-Aventis, is an antimalarial drug that has gained widespread use in treating various autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. 1 By some estimates, more than 150,000 patients are on long-term therapy with this medication in America alone. 2 Retinal toxicity associated with HCQ use is.

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    Bull’s Eye Retinopathy Early macular toxicity can cause stippling or mottling of the RPE Next, granular pigmentation and loss of the normal foveal reflex can occur It’s believed but not proven that if early macular changes are detected and the medication is stopped, any toxicity that has occurred can be reversed.1 If the maculopathy continues to progress, concentric zones of. Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity; Ophthalmic Pearls. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. these findings do not explain the clinical pigmentary changes causing a bull’s-eye maculopathy. If abnormalities are present only unilaterally, investigate other causes besides hydroxychloroquine toxicity see “Differential Diagnosis of Bull’s-Eye Maculopathy”. Mechanism of Toxicity. The mechanism of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity has yet to be fully elucidated.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Lupus Medications Steroids, NSAIDs, and More Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
     
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  11. obozrevatel Guest

    Adverse cutaneous reactions to hydroxychloroquine are more. An increased incidence of cutaneous reactions to hydroxychloroquine has been postulated to occur in patients with dermatomyositis. OBJECTIVE To determine if adverse cutaneous eruptions due to hydroxychloroquine are more common in patients with dermatomyositis than in those with cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

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