Bahia Doctor Dies of Heart Failure After Self-Medicating with Hydroxychloroquine

After self-medicating with the controversial drug, the doctor died from cardiac arrest, a common adverse reaction to hydroxychloroquine.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 55-year-old doctor died in Ilhéus, in southern Bahia State, days after he medicated himself with a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

Gilmar Calazans Lima recorded the first symptoms of Covid-19 on April 10th, when he began to experience headaches. Last Thursday, April 16th, he was admitted to the Costa do Cacau regional hospital in Ilhéus, where he was an employee.

As he had mild symptoms and was stable, the doctor had material collected for testing, was released and instructed to quarantine at home. The test result, positive for the novel . . .

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