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Life threatening complication of intramuscular injections for musculoskeletal back pain

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4638 (Published 23 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4638
  1. Holly Edmond, acute care common stem core trainee year 2,
  2. Toby Hillman, consultant
  1. 1Acute Medical Unit, University College Hospital, London NW1 2BU, UK
  1. Correspondence to: H Edmond holly.edmond{at}gmail.com

A fit and well 27 year old woman presented to the emergency department with dyspnoea after bilateral intramuscular injections for musculoskeletal back pain. A chest radiograph demonstrated bilateral pneumothoraces (figure); indicated by …

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