1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nordsjællands Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Orthopaedic Surgery, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
We report a case of spontaneous non-traumatic bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendons following ciprofloxacin treatment. A 54-year-old man presented with spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture on the left side, tendinitis and partial tear on the right side following few days of treatment with ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily and long-term treatment with prednisolon 10 mg once daily. This rare side effect caused by concurrent treatment with steroids and ciprofloxacin should be kept in mind. Any signs of tendinitis following this treatment should arouse the physicians' suspicion towards ciprofloxacin.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2013, Vol 175, Issue 39, p. 2264-2265