Fish scale: an unusual foreign body.

  title={Fish scale: an unusual foreign body.},
  author={William G. McCallum and Robert E. Fromm},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={13 4},
Retained foreign bodies can be a source of infection and a cause of disability. A 63-year-old white man presented with a nonhealing wound of the right second finger of 1 month's duration. The injury occurred while cleaning fish. Radiographs and subsequent wound exploration showed a retained fish scale in a finger wound. In addition to foreign bodies, atypical infectious organisms must be considered in nonhealing wounds associated with fish or water. 

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