It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Optic neuropathy due to plaquenil Visual field for plaquenil Chloroquine resistance mechanism Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart occurs during pregnancy or immediately after delivery. The condition weakens the heart muscle and causes the heart to become enlarged. Hydroxychloroquine induced myopathy is rare adverse reaction but symptoms are usually recover after discontinuation of the drug. Here we report a case of woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with myopathy after eight months treatment with hydroxychloroquine. Although the precise incidence is unknown, drug-induced myopathy is among the most common causes of muscle disease. Drug-induced myopathy ranges from mild myalgias with or without mild weakness to chronic myopathy with severe weakness and to massive rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure. For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too. Hydroxychloroquine induced cardiomyopathy and heart failure in twins Hydroxychloroquine and Colchicine Induced Myopathy The., A Rare but Reversible Cause of Myopathy Hydroxychloroquine. Lyrica and plaquenilChloroquine resazurin assay resultsHydroxychloroquine autophagyChloroquine dose in child Clinical manifestations of antimalarial-induced cardiotoxicity can manifest as restrictive cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, or conduction abnormalities such as bundle branch and atrioventricular block. Patients usually present with HF symptoms. However, non-specific chest discomfort may be a presenting or coexisting feature. Hydroxychloroquine-induced restrictive cardiomyopathy a case.. UpToDate. Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Cardiomyopathy Circulation.. We report HCQ-induced dilated cardiomyopathy in a woman with SS. Methods A 52 year old woman of Iraqi origin presented with a week’s history of dyspnoea at rest, palpitations, chest tightness, dry cough and peripheral oedema New York Heart Association class IV on a background of 3 months of progressive dyspnoea. Recently a Rapid Access. Zhao H, et al. Hydroxychloroquine-induced cardiomyopathy and heart failure in twins. Journal of Thoracic Disease 10 E70-E73, No. 1, Jan 2018. Is a platform for academics to share research papers.