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Australas Radiol. 2005 Oct;49(5):407-10.

Achilles tendinopathy after treatment with fluoroquinolone.

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Department of Radiology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia.


Fluoroquinolone antibiotic therapy is a recognized but poorly understood cause for Achilles tendinopathy. We report here a patient who developed bilateral partial Achilles tendon tears as a result of fluoroquinolone therapy. Ultrasound and MRI were both useful in identifying and distinguishing between Achilles tendinosis and tendon rupture. The current published literature on this problem was also reviewed.

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