PMID: 3277809Mar 1, 1988Paper

Bilateral pyopneumothorax secondary to intravenous drug abuse

T G ZorcJ Slakey


An intravenous drug abuser presented with bilateral pyopneumothoraces and bacteremia which is a previously unreported complication of jugular vein self-injection. The patient sustained direct pleural trauma and resultant infection by injecting herself with contaminated needles.


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