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Title: Adverse drug reactions in an Iranian department of adult infectious diseases
Authors: Kourorian, Z.
Fattahi, F.
Pourpak, Z.
Rasoolinejad, M.
Gholami, K.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to assess the frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions [ADRs] [WHO definition] in hospitalized adult patients in an infectious diseases referral ward in Tehran. Of 281 patients evaluated over 6 months, a total of 170 suspected ADRs were reported among 101 patients [35.9%]. The most commonly affected organ system was gastrointestinal [47.5%], and the most common class of drugs responsible was anti-infectives [93.1%]. ADRs were high among HIV-positive patients [82.9%], mainly due to anti-tuberculosis drugs. Attention to appropriate prescription of drugs is required with more careful clinical and laboratory monitoring of patients
Description: 1351-1357
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Communicable Diseases
Risk Factors
Subject: Drug Toxicity
ISSN: 1020-3397
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