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Apple, condom, and cocaine - body stuffing in prison: a case report

Published inJournal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 35
Publication date2018

Drug dealers and drug users resort to body stuffing to hastily conceal illicit drugs by ingesting their drug packets. This practice represents a medical challenge because rupture of the often insecure packaging can be toxic and even lethal. In an emergency setting, official guidelines are needed to help the medical team decide on the proper treatment. A preliminary observation period is generally accepted but its duration varies from hours to eventual packet expulsion.

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JALBERT, Bénédicte et al. Apple, condom, and cocaine - body stuffing in prison: a case report. In: Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2018, vol. 12, n° 1, p. 35. doi: 10.1186/s13256-018-1572-8
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ISSN of the journal1752-1947

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