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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 267-271

Using thrombolytics in frostbite injury


Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Eric A Gross
Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.99709

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Until recently, the treatment of frostbite injuries has been limited to supportive care only, with mediocre outcomes. The use of thrombolytic therapy has been presented in a limited fashion in the literature since 2005. This case study describes the work-up and treatment of a patient with severe frostbite injury who received tPA. We then discuss thrombolytic therapy in more detail, with particular attention to the two studies outlining different treatment regimens.


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