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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


ESQUIVIAS CAMPOS, Marco Antonio; ALVAREZ GALAN, María del Carmen  and  MASSO OROZCO, Javier. Levofloxacin-related Achilles tendon rupture. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.8, pp.445-447. ISSN 2386-8201.

The use of flooroquinolones and the associated risk of Achilles tendinitis is well-documented however this drug is commonly prescribed in clinical practice 1,2. We describe a case of Achilles tendinitis and subsequent tendon rupture a few days after taking levofloxacin for a respiratory infection. Early diagnosis and treatment cessation are essential for preventing the risk of tendon rupture 3,4.

Keywords : Tendinopathy; Levofloxacin; Adverse Effects.

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