Statistics from Altmetric.com
We thank Santos-Moreno et al for their response to our commentary.1 2 The authors provide data on cardiovascular adverse events associated with maintenance antimalarial use for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition to our previous correspondence response3 from Erre et al,4 these additional data are reassuring to patients with rheumatic diseases on chronic doses of antimalarials regarding the continued safety of these medications.
However, as we have also addressed in a previous response, the safety profile of antimalarials in patients with COVID-19 infection compared with patients with rheumatic disease may differ widely. Observational data regarding cardiovascular events in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with or without azithromycin have …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.