AffiliationKerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationSevere hemorrhage from a hypodermoclysis site., 26 (2):135-6 Am J Hosp Palliat Care
JournalThe American journal of hospice & palliative care
AbstractHypodermoclysis, or subcutaneous infusion of fluids, is an alternative means of administration of fluid. It is sometimes used in older patients in whom there is difficulty achieving intravenous access, or who are entering the terminal stage. It is considered a relatively low-risk procedure. We report a case where a patient's death may have resulted from its use.