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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2005 August;164(4)
Azithromycin-induced QT prolongation in elderly patient
Russo V., Puzio G. F., Siniscalchi N.
Department of Internal Medicine and Aging Disease, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
The authors present a case of an elderly patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy who developed a significative prolongation of the QT interval after 2 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.