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Cold finger: urban frostbite in the UK
  1. Stephen Mulgrew,
  2. Anna Khoo,
  3. Tom Oxenham,
  4. Nick James
  1. The Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK
  1. Correspondence to Stephen Mulgrew, stephenmulgrew{at}


A 24-year-old man, presented to the accident and emergency (A&E) department 48 h after a social evening where excess alcohol had been consumed. He had fallen asleep outside then made a visit to the A&E department once his finger became painful. His diagnosis was frostbite.

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