CASE REPORT: PDF OnlyGRAHAM C. A.; McNAUGHTON, G. W.; CRAWFORD, R.European Journal of Emergency Medicine: September 1999 - p 259-261 Buy Abstract Septic complications arising from drug misuse are well documented. It is likely that most complications occur as a result of attempted intravenous (i.v.) injection. We report four cases of soft tissue infections where the patients were unable to obtain i.v. access and gave injections of drugs using a technique known as ‘popping’. ‘Popping’ is the deliberate injection of drugs subcutaneously or intramuscularly when i.v access is not possible. This practice is further discussed and the literature associated with soft tissue infections from drug misuse is reviewed. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.