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Dealing with anthrax-induced tissue necrosis

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Dealing with anthrax-induced tissue necrosis

Heather Hodgson, Mary Smith
1 March 2011

This paper presents the care given to treat the wounds of a male patient who required emergency surgery to debride devitalised tissue after injecting heroin intravenously contaminated with anthrax. It is thought by Dr Colin Ramsay that contaminated heroin or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with the drug may be responsible for anthrax infections (Ramsay, 2010).

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