Arginine extravasation leading to skin necrosis

Abraham, Mary B., van der Westhuyzen, Jasper and Khanna, Vikrant (2011) Arginine extravasation leading to skin necrosis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48 3: E96-E97. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02074.x

Author Abraham, Mary B.
van der Westhuyzen, Jasper
Khanna, Vikrant
Title Arginine extravasation leading to skin necrosis
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02074.x
Volume 48
Issue 3
Start page E96
End page E97
Total pages 2
Place of publication Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Arginine hydrochloride is used in the evaluation of short stature and in the management of urea cycle disorders. In recent times, it has been used in the treatment of stroke-like episodes of MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like episodes). We want to highlight the need for good intravenous access and monitoring the drip site to prevent extravasation injuries that can be caused by arginine, which is a hyperosmolar solution.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 29 APR 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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