purple glove syndrome

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purple glove syndrome 

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purple “glove”


A condition caused by IV injection of phenytoin, which is characterised by purplish discolouration, oedema and blister formation of the hand–or acral parts distal to an IV injection site. The oedema may be extreme enough to cause ischaemic necrosis, and require amputation.  

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_glove_syndrome 

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