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- Abdominal injuries/ultrasonography wounds
- emergency service
- acute medicine-other
- paediatric emergency medicine
- infectious diseases
- drug abuse
- soft tissue infection
- soft tissue injury
A man presented to the emergency department with a stab wound to his right upper quadrant. His vital signs were in the normal range. Examination revealed a 1.5 cm wound at the junction of the subcostal margin and the linea semilunaris. There was localised peritonitic tenderness. Lactate was elevated at 4.3 mmol/l.
Competing interests None.
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