Document Detail

Hemopneumothorax in an intravenous drug abuser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7752286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A L Jackson; E Cornwell; F Daniels
Related Documents :
18305456 - Contingency management: utility in the treatment of drug abuse disorders.
11271726 - Abuse of neuroleptic drug by psychiatric patients.
12738056 - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (mdma, ecstasy) neurotoxicity: cellular and molecular mec...
3387996 - Demands on clinical chemistry services caused by drug related diagnoses.
17401606 - Long-acting medications for the hyperkinetic disorders. a note on cost-effectiveness.
15105956 - Mycotoxins and antifungal drug interactions: implications in the treatment of illnesses...
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    
Department of Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Hemopneumothorax / etiology*,  therapy
Jugular Veins
Substance Abuse, Intravenous*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The ripped cava.
Next Document:  Toxicity of quinolone antimicrobial agents.