An unusual case of cutaneous gangrene

Mahalingam Soundarya, Kumar Ranjith, Bhat Kamalakshi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2012
Externally publishedYes

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Penicillin G Benzathine
Intra-Arterial Injections
Gangrene
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Skin
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Soundarya, M., Ranjith, K., & Kamalakshi, B. (2012). An unusual case of cutaneous gangrene. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 5(6), 1295-1297.
Soundarya, Mahalingam ; Ranjith, Kumar ; Kamalakshi, Bhat. / An unusual case of cutaneous gangrene. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 6. pp. 1295-1297.
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