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Volume 7, Issue 21 (Summer 2013)                   IJT 2013, 7(21): 878-881 | Back to browse issues page

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Heidary M, Malekpour K, Hosseini M, Karbalaei-Esmaeili S, Kazemifar A M. A Case of Profound Soft Tissue Infection of Lower Limb Contained Maggots after IV Abuse of Iranian . IJT 2013; 7 (21) :878-881
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-207-en.html
1- Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- MD, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ghazvin University of Medical Sciences, Ghazvin, Iran. , dr.houshmand@yahoo.com
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Background: Infections include soft tissue infections are notable reason for hospital admission among IDUs, owing to unsterile injection techniques and equipment, contamination of drugs with organisms, and poor hygiene. In present case report a patient with profound limb infection is introduced.
Case: A 32 years old man was transferred to the emergency department. He was IDU with Iranian for 3 years. Gangrenous deformity of left lower extremity below the knee was seen. Live maggots were moving around the limb freely. The patient underwent before knee amputation (BKA) to remove the infected tissues of the limb.
Conclusion: In order to evaluate and treat the serious infectious disease problems, drug abuse treatment programs will need to develop appropriate procedures. It is important that physicians, nurses, and other health care providers become better educated about drug abuse. Workers in drug abuse treatment should be well informed about infectious diseases and other complications of drug abuse.
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