Medline ® Abstract for Reference 92

of 'Fluoroquinolones'

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Levofloxacin-associated Achilles tendon rupture and tendinopathy.
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Melhus A, Apelqvist J, Larsson J, Eneroth M
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Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35(10):768.
 
Fluoroquinolones have a documented ability to induce Achilles tendinopathy. Hitherto, few published reports have implicated levofloxacin. This article reports 5 cases of Achilles tendon disorders, including 3 complicated by rupture of the tendon, during levofloxacin treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Department of Medical Microbiology, MalmöUniversity Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. asa.melhus@mikrobiol.mas.lu.se
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