Journal article

Genetic susceptibility to hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity

Heather G Mack, Tanya Kowalski, Alexis Lucattini, Rc Andrew Symons, Ian Wicks, Anthony Jh Hall

Ophthalmic Genetics | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020


Background: Hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity can occur in up to 7.5% of patients receiving treatment; however, possible genetic risk factors are poorly understood. The main objective of the study was to explore candidate genetic risk factors for retinal toxicity.Materials and Methods: Case-control study of patients with confirmed hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity identified through ophthalmology departments of tertiary care hospitals and private ophthalmic practice in Australia. Participants were 26 Caucasian patients with hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity who were matched with control subjects for age, gender, treatment duration and indication for hydroxychloroquine treatment. Partic..

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