Krokodil-associated cutaneous ulceration, cardiac arrhythmia and thrombi
  • Hussain Hussain
    Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, USA
  • Sohair Angly
    Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, USA
  • George Michel
    Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, USA
  • Efrain Garcia
    Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease, Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, USA
  • Aya Fadel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center, Brick Township, USA

Keywords

Krokodil, morphine, desomorphine, skin ulcer, necrosis

Abstract

Krokodil, the street name for desomorphine, has emerged as a deadly and alarming drug phenomenon in recent years. This report delves into the intricate relationship between krokodil abuse, its adverse effects on the skin and its profound impact on cardiovascular events. Our patient developed a non-healing cutaneous ulceration associated with an acute onset of cardiac arrhythmia, as well as bilateral upper extremity acute deep-vein thrombosis.

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    Published: 2023-11-17
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 12 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Hussain H, Angly S, Michel G, Garcia E, Fadel A. Krokodil-associated cutaneous ulceration, cardiac arrhythmia and thrombi. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_004181.

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