Accidental intra-arterial drug injection successfully treated with Iloprost.


A 35-year-old drug abuser inadvertently injected adulterated heroin into her left femoral artery and presented with critical ischaemia of her left leg. Treatment with intravenous Iloprost, a stable prostacyclin analogue, combined with Heparin, produced a dramatic improvement in her circulation within 4 h. 


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