The use of Hydroxychloroquine in the Treatment of COVID-19


Tecen-Yucel K., KARA E., Demirkan K., ÜNAL S.

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.25, no.3, pp.283-291, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.69845
  • Journal Name: FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-291

Abstract

COVID-19 is a newly emerging human infectious disease of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) origin described as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11, 2020. There is currently no definitive cure for COVID-19; however, among the many treatment strategies, hydroxychloroquine has been suggested as a potential treatment. The purpose of this article was to review the pharmacological properties and mechanism of COVID-19 treatment with hydroxychloroquine and its potential use on the current COVID-19 pandemic.