I've had two patients admitted recently for I&Ds of the hand. Both were early 20s and shooting drugs into the palms of their hands. Both also had very pretty veins in their arms. Anyone know why they are using their palms instead of veins? This second one will be lucky if he gets to keep his finger. Gross.
I just shuddered at the thought of needling your hand to give yourself recreational drugs. :uhoh21:
Last edit by Ruas61 on Mar 8, '12
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