Hydroxychloroquine in a G6PD-Deficient Patient with COVID-19 Complicated by Haemolytic Anaemia: Culprit or Innocent Bystander

  • François Mastroianni Department of Internal Medicine, EpiCURA Hospital, Hornu, Belgium
  • Vincent Colombie Department of Internal Medicine, EpiCURA Hospital, Hornu, Belgium
  • Géraldine Claes Department of Haematology, EpiCURA Hospital, Hornu, Belgium
  • Axelle Gilles Department of Haematology, EpiCURA Hospital, Hornu, Belgium
  • Frédéric Vandergheynst Department of Internal Medicine, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
  • Sammy Place Department of Internal Medicine, EpiCURA Hospital, Hornu, Belgium

Keywords

Haemolytic anaemia, G6PD deficiency, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

Hydroxychloroquine has been used worldwide as a first-line treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Little is known about COVID-19 and its effects on patients with congenital red blood cell disorders. We report a case of haemolytic anaemia in a 32-year-old patient and a fortuitous highlighting of G6PD deficiency. We reviewed the literature to assess the risk of hydroxychloroquine use in this context.

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Published: 2020-08-18

Issue: Vol 7 No 9 (view)

Section: Articles

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Mastroianni F, Colombie V, Claes G, Gilles A, Vandergheynst F, Place S. Hydroxychloroquine in a G6PD-Deficient Patient with COVID-19 Complicated by Haemolytic Anaemia: Culprit or Innocent Bystander. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Aug.18 [cited 2020Oct.24];7(9). Available from: https://www.ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1875