Morphine abuse and bilateral digital ischemia

Leclercq, Phillippe; Lambermont, Bernard
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, p927
Academic Journal
The article discusses morphine abuse and bilateral digital ischemia. It states that a 44 year old man, who happened to be an intravenous morphine user, has experienced digital ischemia due to repeated punctures of his brachial arteries. It mentions that particulate emboli that is used to dilute injected morphine has contributed to the ischemia. The resection of the man's pseudoaneurysms and digital sympathectomy has led to progressive cure of his digital ischemia.


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