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Necrotising myositis after intravenous methylphenidat (Ritalin) injection
  1. O P Gautschi,
  2. R Zellweger
  1. Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Oliver P Gautschi
 Royal Perth Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, North Block, Level 5, Wellington Street, Perth 6000, WA, Australia; ogautschi{at}

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A 30 year old male intravenous drug user was admitted with a swollen painful left thigh after injection of 30 mg methylphenidat (Ritalin). On examination, we found a softball-sized abscess in his …

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