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COVID-19 Treatment Success After Repeat Courses of Azithromycin: A Report of Three Cases

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 6 ]

Author(s):

Fereshteh Ghiasvand, Maryam Ghadimi, Sara Sadr, Fatemeh Jafari, Navid Manafi, Zahra Ahmadinejad, Samaneh Tirgar and Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi*   Pages 13 - 17 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: Azithromycin has been considered as a possible therapeutic agent for COVID-19 patients. However, there is limited data on its efficacy.

Case Presentation: We describe three patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who did not respond to the initial treatment but improved dramatically upon adding azithromycin with a successful outcome.

Conclusion: We have presented evidence of the potential beneficial effect of the azithromycin in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in three different clinical settings. More evidence is needed regarding the microbiological data, safety, and efficacy of this medication in the management of COVID-19.

Keywords:

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, atazanavir, ritonavir.

Affiliation:

Liver Transplantation Research Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD,, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Sari,, Iran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran,, Iran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran,, Liver Transplantation Research Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,, Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

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