Ciprofloxacin-induced torsade de pointes

M. Casey Flanagan, Eric S. Mitchell, Mark C.P. Haigney*

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We report a rare case of torsade de pointes, a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with QT interval prolongation, caused by intravenous ciprofloxacin given for pneumonia in a 22-year-old healthy Marine. Although the risk for quinolone-associated torsade de pointes appears to be low, caution is still warranted when given in the presence of pre-existing QT prolongation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Ciprofloxacin
  • QT interval
  • Torsade de pointes


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