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Entries from September 2019

E47: HCQ Blood Levels and HCQ Retinopathy

September 26th, 2019 · Comments

This week I decided to discuss the question of HCQ and retinal toxicity.  It has been controversial the past few years and we're all trying to get a handle on how to approach this. The Hopkins SLE group released this fascinating study on a large group of patients who had blood levels tracked. Worth a read and (hopefully) a listen!  

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E46: Rituximab in Lupus

September 15th, 2019 · Comments

Finally got around to tackling rituximab in SLE.  This is a tough topic: lots of people feel passionately one way or another, flawed observational data supports its use, flawed RCTs did not find significant benefit, and patients are left in the lurch.  I tried my best and came away more confident than ever that there's no clear answer.  I hope you enjoy; please send me feedback on twitter @ebrheum! 

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