The untold truth about "bath salt" highs: A case series demonstrating local tissue injury.

Research paper by J J JJ Dorairaj, C C Healy, M M McMenamin, P A PA Eadie

Indexed on: 15 Nov '11Published on: 15 Nov '11Published in: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery


The epidemic of injecting cathinone derivatives, marketed as "bath salts", by intravenous drug users among inner city Dubliners led to an associated rise in soft tissue complications. The spectrum of the cases encountered, ranging from self-limiting cellulitis to extensive abscess formation, at a single institution is described.