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July 7, 2021

Concerns About Study on Fluoroquinolone Use and Risk of Development Of Aortic Aneurysm

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Cardinal Tien Hospital and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Tainan Branch, Tainan, Taiwan
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(11):1068. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3023

To the Editor We read with great interest the study investigating the association between fluoroquinolone and the short-term risk of development of aortic aneurysm by Newton et al.1 This cohort study demonstrated that fluoroquinolones were associated with a higher incidence of aortic aneurysm than alternative antibiotics. Overall, it is a well-designed study; however, we have some serious concerns about the findings of this article.

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