The face of hillbilly heroin and other images of narcotic abuse.

Rachel Lagos, Michael Hogan, Karthikram Raghuram

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Abstract

The nationally recognized popularity of recreational intranasal oxycodone abuse among rural Appalachians is apparent to West Virginian healthcare providers. Three recent cases of narcotic-induced injury at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital demonstrate the facial bone necrosis associated with "hillbilly heroin" abuse as well as other imaging features of narcotic-induced intracranial ischemia. This paper shows how diagnostic imaging may facilitate clinical evaluation of patients with narcotic abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalThe West Virginia medical journal
Volume106
Issue number4 Spec No
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Opioid-Related Disorders
Narcotics
Heroin
Facial Bones
Oxycodone
Heroin Dependence
Osteonecrosis
Diagnostic Imaging
Health Personnel
Ischemia
Wounds and Injuries

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The face of hillbilly heroin and other images of narcotic abuse. / Lagos, Rachel; Hogan, Michael; Raghuram, Karthikram.

In: The West Virginia medical journal, Vol. 106, No. 4 Spec No, 2010, p. 34-37.

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Lagos, Rachel ; Hogan, Michael ; Raghuram, Karthikram. / The face of hillbilly heroin and other images of narcotic abuse. In: The West Virginia medical journal. 2010 ; Vol. 106, No. 4 Spec No. pp. 34-37.
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