The tragedy of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) led to a desperate search for effective treatments. Chloroquine (CQ), an aminoquinoline used for many years for the prophylaxis and therapy of malaria and autoimmune diseases, has been put forward as a treatment option. The fact that CQ is not patented and has been in clinical use for years is a major advantage. CQ has been shown to have antiviral effects in SARS, MERS, Ebola, and HIV infections, but without data showing clinical effectiveness [1, 2]. Does the current level of evidence suffice for prescribing CQ for COVID-19?

Cortegiani, A., Ippolito, M., Ingoglia, G., Einav, S. (2020). Chloroquine for COVID-19: rationale, facts, hopes. CRITICAL CARE, 24(1) [10.1186/s13054-020-02932-4].

Chloroquine for COVID-19: rationale, facts, hopes

Cortegiani, Andrea
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Ippolito, Mariachiara;Ingoglia, Giulia;
2020-01-01

Abstract

The tragedy of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) led to a desperate search for effective treatments. Chloroquine (CQ), an aminoquinoline used for many years for the prophylaxis and therapy of malaria and autoimmune diseases, has been put forward as a treatment option. The fact that CQ is not patented and has been in clinical use for years is a major advantage. CQ has been shown to have antiviral effects in SARS, MERS, Ebola, and HIV infections, but without data showing clinical effectiveness [1, 2]. Does the current level of evidence suffice for prescribing CQ for COVID-19?
Cortegiani, A., Ippolito, M., Ingoglia, G., Einav, S. (2020). Chloroquine for COVID-19: rationale, facts, hopes. CRITICAL CARE, 24(1) [10.1186/s13054-020-02932-4].
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