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Infection 10 months after insertion of Nexplanon implant
  1. Jonathan Richold
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Richold, South Lawn Medical Practice, Heavitree Health Centre, Exeter EX1 2RX, UK; jonathan.richold{at}

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In 2013, four cases of infection after insertion of a Nexplanon implant were reported in this journal.1 2 In the first case symptoms began a few weeks after insertion.1 In the next three cases symptoms occurred 7–10 days later, all patients having atopic eczema.2 I report a case of infection 10 months after insertion of an implant in a patient with atopic eczema.

A 28-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of redness, discomfort, and swelling over the subdermal site of an …

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