Journal of Diabetology

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--70

The role of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: Where do we stand?


Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Nadiminty Ganapathi Sastry, Muthu Ramuu, Prasanna Kumar Gupta, Jaggi Shalini, Brijendra Kumar Srivastava, Chaithanya Murthy Kocherlakota, Tata Sameer Nandan, Gangadhara Praveen, Jyotish Nair, Routray Philips, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Unnikrishnan 
 Department of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; Department of Diabetology, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ranjit Mohan Anjana
Department of Diabetology, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Department of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, 4, Conran Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086, Tamil Nadu.
India

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a drug, which has long been used in the treatment of malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Sjogren’s syndrome. Recently with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world, there have been studies suggesting that hydroxychloroquine may be useful both in the prevention and the treatment of COVID-19, although the evidence so far has been conflicting. This article reviews the available evidence for the use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 and also mentions some of the ongoing trials in this field.


How to cite this article:
Anjana RM, Sastry NG, Ramuu M, Gupta PK, Shalini J, Srivastava BK, Kocherlakota CM, Nandan TS, Praveen G, Nair J, Philips R, Mohan V, Unnikrishnan R. The role of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: Where do we stand?.J Diabetol 2020;11:65-70


How to cite this URL:
Anjana RM, Sastry NG, Ramuu M, Gupta PK, Shalini J, Srivastava BK, Kocherlakota CM, Nandan TS, Praveen G, Nair J, Philips R, Mohan V, Unnikrishnan R. The role of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: Where do we stand?. J Diabetol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];11:65-70
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