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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What's your diagnosis?

    The cause is iatrogenic.

    I'll post the correct answer in a few days!

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    Achilles' tendon rupture
     

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    Yes,Achille's tendon rupture
     

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    Its rupture of Achilles tendon.
     

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    Achilles tendon rupture (it could be due to quinolone use too)
     

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    achilles tendon rupture
     

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    Correct answer:

    Achilles tendon rupture due to quinolone use (levofloxacin, in this case).

    You might not expect this, but some antibiotics can cause this complication. There's a higher chance of rupture in elderly patients and when using corticosteroids. This concerned a 80-year old patient.
     

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