Use Systemic Quinolones as a Last Resort in Kids...But Not Due to Joint Concerns
You'll see more clarity about the role of quinolones in CHILDREN...due to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We've been taught to shy away from quinolones in kids...because of concerns about cartilage and joint damage, and tendon rupture.
Reversible joint or muscle PAIN can occur with quinolones. But the joint DAMAGE seen in beagle puppies isn't showing up in kids.