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Am J Dermatopathol. 2007 Feb;29(1):72-4.

An unusual case of livedoid and necrotic lesions in a drug addict.

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Service d'Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47-83 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75651 Paris Cedex 13, France.


Skin biopsies were performed in a patient with livedoid and necrotic lesions of the forearm. Periodic acid-Schiff-stained and birefringent Maltese cross-patterned foreign bodies were observed in capillary vessels. It was consistent with the diagnosis of intra-arterial injections of a substance containing corn starch. This finding confirmed the clinical diagnosis of intra-arterial injection of solubilized tablets of buprenorphine. This case constitutes a rare clinical presentation of foreign bodies injections in a drug addict.

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