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Acta Biomed. 2006 Apr;77(1):30-2.

Azithromycin-induced QT prolongation in elderly patient.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Aging Disease, Second University, Naples, Italy. v.p.russo@libero.it

Abstract

The authors present a case of an elderly patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy who developed a significative prolongation of the QT interval after two days of treatment with azithromycin for a community-acquired pneumonia. QT prolongation is associated with a high risk of serious ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Three days after discontinuation of azithromycin, QT interval returned to the normal value.

PMID:
16856707
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