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Ultrasonography of non-traumatic rupture of the Achilles tendon secondary to levofloxacin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12627618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rupture of Achilles tendon (AT) is an uncommon complication of treatment with fluoroquinolones. We describe a case of bilateral tendinosis and rupture of the right AT in a patient who began levofloxacin treatment for community acquired pneumonia. Sonography showed thickening and hypoecogenicity of both AT and complete rupture and separation of the right Achilles tendon.
Paloma Cebrian; Palmira Manjon; Pedro Caba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-11     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / drug effects*,  ultrasonography*
Anti-Infective Agents / adverse effects*
Muscular Diseases / chemically induced,  ultrasonography
Ofloxacin / adverse effects*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 6GNT3Y5LMF/Levofloxacin; A4P49JAZ9H/Ofloxacin

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