n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Inappropriate use of fluoroquinolone (Levofloxacin/Tavanic) resulting in partial Achilles tendon rupture complicated by deep venous thrombosis : case report

Volume 31, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Fluoroquinolone (FQ)-associated Achilles tendon (AT) rupture or damage has been well described in the literature. It is said to occur in 0.02 - 0.4% of the normal population. However, there are several conditions that prescribers should be aware of where rupture may occur more frequently and where FQs should, if possible, be avoided. This case presentation illustrates the point and conveys several other important messages.

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