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Flora Quin

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About Flora Quin

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  • First name
    Miriam
  • Last name
    Knight
  • Country
    United Kingdom

About me

  • About me
    I am a representative of Quinolone Toxicity Support UK which I co-founded 5 years ago after my husband was seriously affected by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (ciprofloxacin). Despite fluoroquinolones being the subject of a European (EMA) review and their second of only two public hearings, the dangers of this class of antibiotic are generally dismissed by the medical profession leaving sufferers of long term and agonising side effects to fend for themselves. The twin aims of our group are to support those affected and to raise awareness amongst HCPs at all levels.
  • Organisation
    Quinolone Toxicity Support UK
  • Role
    Co-founder
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    Hi Dr Jake, your first requirement "Establish a scientific approach to the study of patients" is absolutely essential and I struggle to understand why gathering of "epidemiological, mechanistic and treatment" information hasn't been mandatory since 'Long Covid' was first noticed. I believe many of the Long Covid symptoms sound much like mitochondrial dysfunction and this paper might help explain why https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567724920301380 Many covid-19 sufferers are treated with antibiotics to prevent or help overcome secondary infections while it's long been known that "bactericidal antibiotics—quinolones, aminoglycosides, and β-lactams—cause mitochondrial dysfunction" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3760005/ What someone needs to find out - and quickly - is whether giving these classes of antibiotic to covid patients (in or out of a hospital setting) is actually akin to throwing petrol onto the flames.
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