Intranasal hydrocodone-acetaminophen abuse induced necrosis of the nasal cavity and pharynx.

@article{Alexander2012IntranasalHA,
  title={Intranasal hydrocodone-acetaminophen abuse induced necrosis of the nasal cavity and pharynx.},
  author={David Alexander and Keith Alexander and Joseph P. Valentino},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 11},
  pages={2378-81}
}
OBJECTIVES Two million new users will abuse prescription narcotics this year, most commonly hydrocodone. The most commonly prescribed form is hydrocodone-acetaminophen (HA). Many individuals crush the tablets and snort the product to take advantage of the rapid transmucosal delivery of narcotics. The resultant pathology of intranasal hydrocodone acetaminophen abuse (INHAA) has been described only in a few case studies. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS Two private and one… CONTINUE READING