Suspected agents: FQs
Tendon rupture is more common in elderly patients and diabetics.
When significant inflammation of tendons or tendon sheaths occur:
– Rest the joint involved, give a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
– If the TB treatment is likely to fail without the FQ, try to continue the FQ. Inform the patient that tendon damage may occur, but that FQ is essential to prevent treatment failure.