Melhus A, Apelqvist J, Larsson J, Eneroth M
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.
Department of Medical Microbiology, MalmöUniversity Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. firstname.lastname@example.org