large thigh infection days after local injection

This patient presented to the emergency department with a large area of cellulitis pain and discomfort on his left thigh. He had a history of self-injections to the left by about nine days prior to the development of the symptoms. he also had a fresh tattoo distal to the area of infection that does not appear to be infected.

After bedside ultrasound that suggested the presence of fluid we decided to attempt an incision and drainage of the infected area. It was disappointing that we didn’t get the large amounts of fluid that I expected. Cultures were done of the wound and patient admitted to hospital for observation. over the next 36 hours patient improved dramatically, and the cultures were negative.

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