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Complications from intravenous injections of heroin requiring neurosurgical intervention are rare, and range from the infectious (intracranial abscess, mycotic aneurysm) to the ischaemic (stroke).1 2 Lifetime abusers of intravenous heroin eventually develop a lack of vascular access as the superficial veins of the limbs and trunk sclerose …
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