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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets

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ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

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

Author(s): Fereshteh Ghiasvand, Maryam Ghadimi, Sara Sadr, Fatemeh Jafari, Navid Manafi, Zahra Ahmadinejad, Samaneh Tirgar and Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi*

Volume 21 , Issue 6 , 2021

Published on: 26 November, 2020

Article ID: e170721188439 Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520999201126203510

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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.

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