Derm Net NZ Medical Editor: Dr Delwyn Dyall-Smith, Dermatologist, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. However, following an identical dose of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, tissue levels of chloroquine are 2.5 times those of hydroxychloroquine. Derm Net NZ Editor in Chief: Adjunct Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand. Hydroxychloroquine is preferred due to its safer profile. Side effects of plaquenil depression Plaquenil sulfa INTRODUCTION. Urticarial vasculitis UV is considered a clinicopathologic entity consisting of two elements Clinical manifestations of urticaria Histopathologic evidence of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis LCV of the small vessels, largely involving the postcapillary venules UV may predominantly involve the skin or affect other organ systems. Skin discoloration. Depending on the form of urticarial vasculitis, other organ systems may be affected. There are two categories of urticarial vasculitis named for the level of “complement proteins” in the blood, which play a role in the immune system. • Normocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis refers to a normal level of complement. Hi, This is good to hear. I have suffered from urticarial vasculitis in the past and also have petechiae. I know that Plaquenil is used for vasculitis of the skin cutaneous, although not generally prescribed for more severe systemic types. Still, I would like to try plaquenil to see if it helps before taking something more toxic. Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation. If there is a of hydroxychloroquine, although studies have not usually confirmed this clinical impression. Hydroxychloroquine urticarial vasculitis Urticarial vasculitis SpringerLink, URTICARIAL VASCULITIS What is urticarial vasculitis Hydroxychloroquine discount cardDoes plaquenil cause you to gain weightPlaquenil headache Vasculitis involving the small blood vessels of the retina at the back of the eye can occur in lupus, affecting the retinas’ ability to form a visual image. In non-lupus types of vasculitis, such as temporal arteritis, there can be sudden loss of part or all of the vision in one eye, which is usually accompanied by severe headache. Vasculitis and Lupus Lupus Foundation of America. Anyone been treated with Plaquenil hydroxyc.. Urticarial vasculitis DermNet NZ. Urticarial vasculitis tends to become a chronic condition and patients should be educated about its course. For most patients, this is a disease that affects the skin, with a minority of patients developing systemic complications. Urticarial vasculitis carries a good prognosis, with most occurrences resolving in months to years. Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome HUVS is a type III hypersensitivity reaction characterized by urticaria with persistent acquired hypocomplementemia. Although HUVS is uncommon, it is important for physicians to be familiar with this disease, as the initial presentation is often life-threatening angioedema. Urticarial vasculitis. HCQ is included in the recommendations for the treatment of urticarial hypo-or normo complementaemic urticarial vasculitis, along with antihistamines, dapsone, colchicine and indomethacin, but glucocorticoids are often required.