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Hydroxychloroquine-induced hyperpigmentation in a 14-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus

Authors: Alexander KC Leung MBBS, FRCP (UK & Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP, Tara McMillan MD, FRCPC, Andrea Human MD, FRCPC, Joseph M Lam MD, FRCPC

Physicians who use hydroxychloroquine in children should be aware of this less-known side effect of hydroxychloroquine so that an accurate diagnosis can be made, and unnecessary investigations and inappropriate treatment can be avoided.

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