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BET 2: Treatment of frostbite with iloprost
  1. Margo Kaller
  1. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Margo Kaller; production.emj{at}


A short cut review was carried out to establish whether an infusion of iloprost can be used to treat frostbite to reduce the risk of needing an amputation. Three studies were directly relevant to the question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is that iloprost may reduce the risk of amputation after frostbite.

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