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Case Rep Med. 2012;2012:634652. doi: 10.1155/2012/634652. Epub 2012 Mar 26.

Clarithromycin-Induced Long QT Syndrome: A Case Report.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, 45010 Manisa, Turkey.


Long QT syndrome develops for a number of reasons. The number of non-antiarrhythmic drugs reported to induce QT interval prolongation with or without torsade de pointes continues to increase. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic being increasingly used for the treatment of atypical pneumonia. In this paper, we describe a patient who developed long QT prolongation syndrome after receiving clarithromycin for the treatment of atypical pneumonia.

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