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LADO LADO, F. L. et al. Partial bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon associated to levofloxacin. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.1, pp.28-30. ISSN 0212-7199.

Fluoroquinolones-associated tendonitis and tendon rupture are well described in the literature but these are not frequently observed and related to the new agents of this group, as levofloxacin. This is probably due to the recent introduction and expansion. Although epidemiological studies are needed to know the frequency of that levofloxacin-induced tendinopathies, case-report could alert to the physicians about this possible severe adverse reaction. We present a case of bilateral Achiles tendonitis with partial spontaneous rupture probably associated to levofloxacin.

Keywords : Tendon rupture; Adverse reaction; Fluorquinolones; Levofloxacin.

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