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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 17 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c889
  1. James Stevenson, consultant,
  2. Julie Mardon, consultant,
  3. Alan Exton, registrar
  1. 1Emergency Department, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland KA2 0BE
  1. james.stephenson{at}

    A drug user presented eight hours after he administered an injection of heroin into the dorsum of his scarred forearm. He had a …

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