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1/2. Protean manifestations of intravenous drug use.

    Intravenous drug use is an increasing social problem. Repeated venepunctures, injection of insoluble substances and needle sharing habits in intravenous drug users result in complications leading to admissions under various medical specialities. Many of these patients, however, manifest soft tissue wounds requiring specialised care from plastic surgeons. Typical presentations include injection site related abscess, cellulitis, necrotising fasciitis and non-healing wounds. We present a series of 11 consecutive cases treated in our unit over a six-month period, to highlight the varied clinical presentations and potential difficulties in their management.
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2/2. aeromonas hydrophila--its implications in freshwater injuries.

    lacerations or puncture wounds sustained in freshwater environments are susceptible to contamination by aeromonas hydrophila. Numerous cases have been reported of cellulitis secondary to water-related injuries requiring hospitalization where A. hydrophila was the isolated organism. The typical presentation of an infection of A. hydrophila mimics a streptococcal soft tissue infection, which may result in delay in administration of appropriate antibiotics. A case is presented of a nonimmunocompromised patient who developed an A. hydrophila infection following freshwater-related injuries.
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