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Digital gangrene caused by finger pricks made to obtain blood for blood glucose monitoring

Knezevicˇ, W. and Mastaglia, F.L. (1983) Digital gangrene caused by finger pricks made to obtain blood for blood glucose monitoring. Medical Journal of Australia, 2 (5). pp. 242-243.

Abstract

We report the case of a 57-year-old man with diabetes in whom severe Raynaud's phenomenon and digital infarction were precipitated by finger pricks made to obtain blood for blood glucose monitoring. We discuss the possible mechanisms involved.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24411
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