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Skin damage associated with the Norplant contraceptive.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1578213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Three cases of localized skin reaction in the first month after implantation of the Norplant contraceptive resulted in a partial implant expulsion and removal in one patient, and implant removal in another. Clinical evidence of infection was absent in all patients. While lidocaine with epinephrine was used in all three patients, the cause for these skin reactions remains unclear. Physicians should be alerted to the possibility of significant skin reactions associated with this procedure.
Authors:
T J Zuber; D E DeWitt; D D Patton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-08     Completed Date:  1992-06-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4354.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anesthesia, Local / adverse effects
Blister / etiology*,  pathology
Drug Implants / adverse effects
Epinephrine / adverse effects
Female
Humans
Levonorgestrel* / administration & dosage
Lidocaine
Methods
Skin / pathology
Skin Ulcer / etiology*,  pathology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drug Implants; 137-58-6/Lidocaine; 51-43-4/Epinephrine; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Fam Pract. 1992 Sep;35(3):249; author reply 249, 252-3   [PMID:  1517716 ]
J Fam Pract. 1992 May;34(5):545-6   [PMID:  1578204 ]
J Fam Pract. 1992 Sep;35(3):248-9; author reply 249, 252-3   [PMID:  1517715 ]

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