Is black tar heroin use associated with wound botulism? A report of two Hispanic patients.

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Is black tar heroin use associated with wound botulism? A report of two Hispanic patients.

Clin Case Rep. 2018 Jul;6(7):1391-1392

Authors: Qureshi IA, Qureshi MA, Vellipuram AR, Kassar D

Abstract
Wound botulism is a potentially lethal condition that can cause paralysis. Its association with black tar heroin is a well-established fact. It is essential to alert clinicians in recognizing the patients with history of injection drug abuse presenting with clinical features of botulism early on admission for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

PMID: 29988706 [PubMed]

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