WALTER F. JANUSZ, M.D.
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To the editor: In reference to the paper by Galpin and associates, "'Pseudoanaphylactic' Reactions from Inadvertent Infusion of Procaine Penicillin G" (Ann Intern Med 81:358-359, 1974): the authors state in their summary that cardiorespiratory arrest with slow idioventricular rhythm . . . were observed within 15 minutes of the infusion in their three patients. In none of their three case summaries do they describe cardiopulmonary arrest. In Patient 1 a ventricular tachyarrhythmia was described, and in none a slow idioventricular rhythm. Could the authors clarify these points?
WALTER F. JANUSZ. Intravenous Penicillin: Cardiorespiratory Effects. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-123_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):123.
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