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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244-246

Nicolau syndrome caused by the "self-injection" of diclofenac

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Findikli State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Dr. Munif Islamoglu Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Findikli State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
4 Department of Dermatology, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Medical School, Rize, Turkey
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
6 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
7 Department of General Surgery, Findikli State Hospital, Rize, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Selcuk Yaylaci
Department Of Internal Medicine, F?nd?kl? State Hospital
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.183768

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Nicolau syndrome (NS) is a rare injection-related local complication. Some drugs have been implicated to cause this syndrome. Several cases were previously reported in the literature. In this paper, an interesting case of NS in a 30-year-old male patient after intramuscular self-injection of diclofenac was presented.

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