Industrial Psychiatry Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 296--301

Local complications of pentazocine abuse: Case report and review


Subodh Kumar1, Suprakash Chaudhury2, Subhas Soren3, Jayati Simlai3, Ranju Kumari3 
1 Department of Psychiatry, K. C. Roy Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Dr D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Suprakash Chaudhury
Department of Psychiatry, Dr D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
India

The skin is the tissue most commonly affected by intravenous drug addiction with pentazocine. The present article attempts to review the adverse effects of injecting drug use along with one case report of cutaneous complications of injection pentazocine abuse underlining the need for early identification, management, and above all prevention. It also provides credence to the fact that pentazocine abuse is common in paramedical staff, and easy accessibility of pentazocine injection can easily lead to serious complications.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Chaudhury S, Soren S, Simlai J, Kumari R. Local complications of pentazocine abuse: Case report and review.Ind Psychiatry J 2018;27:296-301


How to cite this URL:
Kumar S, Chaudhury S, Soren S, Simlai J, Kumari R. Local complications of pentazocine abuse: Case report and review. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];27:296-301
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