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BET 2: Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19
  1. Laura Howard,
  2. Janos Baombe,
  3. Charles Reynard
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Reynard, production.emj{at}

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Three-part question

Is (hydroxychloroquine) an (effective treatment) for (adults infected with COVID-19)?

Clinical scenario

A 55-year-old man attends the ED with worsening breathlessness having had a positive COVID-19 swab in the community 6 days ago. You wonder if initiation of hydroxychloroquine treatment will be effective?

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Ovid Medline 2016 to June week 1 2020, EMBASE 1974 to 2020 June were both searched and hand searched for literature. The following search strategy was used: …

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