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Hemopneumothorax in an intravenous drug abuser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7752286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article reports a case of an intravenous drug abuser who presented with a hemopneumothorax, which is a rare complication of jugular vein self-injection. The patient achieved an inadvertent subclavian arterotomy, causing tingling and numbness in the hand and arm, an unusual "high," and blood filling the pleura, collapsing the lung. With an increase in pulmonary complications among intravenous drug abusers from infections in the immunocompromised state, pulmonary complaints related to trauma sustained from their activity must not be overlooked.
Authors:
A L Jackson; E Cornwell; F Daniels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-22     Completed Date:  1995-06-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Drainage
Hemopneumothorax / etiology*,  therapy
Humans
Jugular Veins
Male
Substance Abuse, Intravenous*
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