An Unusual Case of Cutaneous Gangrene

*, Mahalingam Soundarya and *, Kumar Ranjith and Bhat , Kamalakshi (2011) An Unusual Case of Cutaneous Gangrene. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 5 (6 ). pp. 1295-1297.

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Benzathine penicillin is used intramuscularly for the prophylaxis of rheumatic heart disease. We describe here, a child with cutaneous gangrene following an accidental intra-arterial injection of benzathine penicillin in the gluteal area, which was resolved by symptomatic therapy. This is a dangerous but possible adverse effect of this commonly used drug, which can occur due to the practical difficulties which are faced in ruling out intra-arterial injection with this opaque and viscous preparation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Benzathine penicillin, Cutaneous gangrene, Intra-arterial injection
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 05:50
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 05:50

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