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Chloroquine treatment in desquamative interstitial pneumonia.
  1. C Springer,
  2. C Maayan,
  3. Z Katzir,
  4. I Ariel,
  5. S Godfrey

    Abstract

    An infant presented with failure to thrive, tachypnoea, and hypoxia reversed by oxygen. Lung function showed decreased pulmonary compliance; lung biopsy showed desquamative interstitial pneumonitis. Chloroquine 10 mg/kg/day resulted in improvement and relapse when temporarily stopped. The patient was completely asymptomatic during four years' treatment and six months after stopping treatment.

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