Author(s): Nucifora G, Cassin M, Brun F, Nicolosi GL
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Abstract Disulfiram is a drug used since 1940 in the treatment of alcohol dependence. However, it is not a completely safe drug; there are in the literature some case reports of more severe reaction than the usual "acetaldehyde syndrome" secondary to ingestion of disulfiram and alcohol. We describe a case of a 45-year-old, chronic alcoholic man in treatment with disulfiram, who suffered an acute anterior myocardial infarction, successfully treated with thrombolysis. The possible factors precipitating acute myocardial infarction in this patient are discussed.
This article was published in Ital Heart J Suppl
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology