Journal articlesDealing with anthrax-induced tissue necrosis

Dealing with anthrax-induced tissue necrosis

01/03/11 | Infection | Heather Hodgson, Mary Smith

This paper presents the care given to treat the wounds of a male patient who required emergency surgery to debride devitalised tissue after injecting heroin intravenously contaminated with anthrax. It is thought by Dr Colin Ramsay that contaminated heroin or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with the drug may be responsible for anthrax infections (Ramsay, 2010).