A male patient of diabetic ketoacidosis and septic shock was started on norepinephrine infusion following which he developed bulla and subcutaneous tissue ischemia in the event of inadvertent extravasations of norepinephrine. The patient improved after management with mechanical debridement of necrosed tissue and regular dressing of the wound. The use of higher concentration of norepinephrine via peripheral intravenous route may lead to vasoconstriction and subcutaneous tissue ischemia due to inadvertent extravasations.Reference:
Pradhan RR. Inadvertent extravasations of norepinephrine. Clin Case Rep. 2022 Oct 22;10(10):e6516. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.6516. PMID: 36285034; PMCID: PMC9587505.