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Surgery or steroids?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 16 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3513
  1. Richard Mathew Thomson, plastic surgery specialist registrar
  1. 1Department of Plastic Surgery North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK
  1. Correspondence to: R M Thomson richardmthomson{at}

A 77 year old man presented with a dorsal hand ulcer 10 days after reaching into a bush. He thought he …

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