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Skin necrosis following Haemaccel.
  1. M. B. Allen

    Abstract

    Haemaccel is a plasma substitute in frequent clinical use with a low incidence of side effects. I report a patient who developed necrotic blisters following two Haemaccel-insulin infusions, a previously undescribed complication. The rationale behind carrier solutions for insulin therapy is discussed and some of the problems associated with Haemaccel use are considered. I conclude by urging caution in the use of Haemaccel as a carrier solution for insulin therapy.

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