Cellulitis Developing After Intramuscular Metamizole Injection




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Ozturk O, Dost E, Yazicioglu B. Cellulitis Developing After Intramuscular Metamizole Injection. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];3:55-6. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/43


If the suitable technique is not used in intramuscular injection applications and the injection area is not detected correctly, complications may be observed. Our patient was given intramuscular Metamizole in his house and then he had cellulitis with necrosis area. Following an antibiotic treatment, tissue defect was primarily covered with gluteal muscle skin flap. Cellulitis development after metamizole injection is not common still potential side effects should be considered before prescription.



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