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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-7

Use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients: A dilemma


1 Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Punjab, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, RR Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, RR Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Bains
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot - 151 203, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jopcs.jopcs_16_20

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The terror of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is present universally. The number of cases is on rise. There is always debate about the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis. Healthcare workers being the front-line soldiers need additional protection as compared to general population. This review article highlighted the mechanism of action of both drugs and their role in COVID-19 patients.


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