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Hydroxychloroquine

  • Bothwell Beau 
  • Daniel E. Furst
Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Abstract

Hydroxychloroquine (C18H26C1N3O) and chloroquine, the two 4-aminoquinolones commonly prescribed for treatment in rheumatic diseases, are derived from the bark of the Peruvian cinchocha tree. Along with quinacrine, the two aminoquilones are labeled antimalarials after their long history in the treatment of that disease, highlighted by Pelletier and Caventou’s isolation of quinine and cinchonine as active antimalarial agents in 1820. Quinacrine, though not an aminoquinolone, carries within it the imbedded structure of chloroquine.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient Antirheumatic Drug Retinal Toxicity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bothwell Beau 
    • 1
  • Daniel E. Furst
    • 2
  1. 1.The David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of RheumatologyUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Carl M.Pearson Professor of RheumatologyLos AngelesUSA

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