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Hairdressing hazards and the hand

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 07 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5520
  1. Ishan Radotra, core trainee plastic surgery1,
  2. Kian T Tan, Spr plastic surgery1,
  3. Sarah Chadwick, Spr plastic surgery1,
  4. Adam Reid, consultant plastic surgeon1 2
  1. 1Department of plastic surgery and burns, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Blond McIndoe Laboratories, Division of cell matrix biology and regenerative medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to I. Radotra ishanradotra{at}

A 59 year old hairdresser presented with painless lumps on his right index finger. He reported a 20 year history of recurrent infection of the lumps, treated …

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