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Adverse reaction to Nexplanon®
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    Comment on 'Adverse reaction to Nexplanon': author's response

    I would like to thank Dr Menon for his comments[1] regarding my recently published letter to the editor[2] entitled 'Adverse reaction to Nexplanon'.

    The breakdown of the skin overlying the middle of the subdermal implant (SDI) extended to the whole distal third almost all the way to the tip. It is possible that the skin overlying this portion of the device was too thin and broke down due to intradermal or superfi...

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    'Adverse reaction to Nexplanon'

    The case referred to in Dr Chaudhry's letter to the editor[1] is interesting in view of the time after insertion and the nature of the breakdown in the overlying skin. While contamination is likely at the time of insertion of an implant, one would expect this to cause infection early and without an apparent symptom-free latent period. It is likely that the patient would have had some discomfort from the time of insertion t...

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