Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity: Concurrent Complete Heart Block and Severe Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction. A Clinical Image

Benjamin P. Geisler, Thomas C. Kingsley, Peter M. Izmirly, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Robert O. Roswell

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Abstract

A 58-year-old woman with mostly quiescent systemic lupus erythematosus on a stable dose of 200 mg hydroxychloroquine twice a day presented with progressive weakness, dyspnea on exertion, and presyncopal episodes for a month. Four days before admission, the patient developed fever, nonproductive cough, and rhinorrhea, and was prescribed azithromycin...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S657-S658
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Volume27
Issue number8S
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Drug effects
  • heart disease

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