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(io9)   That scary drug "Krokodil" from Russia that spread to America? Guess where it really originates from. Go ahead, guess. (warning: graphic images)   (io9.com) divider line 9
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2013-09-27 08:11:01 PM
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Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


If that's an honest question, here's an honest answer. I know it's a bit graphic, but I hope this helps explain what happens.  

It's a very slow process. As blood flow decreases, vessels shrink and close off aided by the platelets - usually starting in the smallest capillaries which mostly reside in the many layers of the skin. Vessels closed this way don't bleed but also don't feed essential nutrients to tissues. Necrosis (cell death) sets in, skin dies and sloughs off. Scabs form and thicken, then fall off, deeper and deeper, through skin, fat and muscle - eventually revealing healthy tissue with no protective covering at all.

If no infection sets in, one of two things happen. Sometimes the body starts to OH-so-slowly heal itself by growing new tissue to cover this exposed deep tissue (granulation), but normally the lack of normal blood flow means the wound remains open, unhealed and vulnerable. (It takes a lot of effort for your body to protect itself, so if it's constantly fighting off infection there is not much energy reserves left to grow new tissue.) That's when surgical intervention - meaning tissue transplants and skin grafts - are necessary. Otherwise it's only a matter of time before a massive infection overwhelms the body's ability to defend itself and death results.

Hope this helps.
2013-09-27 07:17:02 PM
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*clicks link - scans pictures - closes tab*

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2013-09-27 07:14:21 PM
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That's one of the lamest link baiting articles ever. "Origins in America" because the opiate was invented here. The Russians are the ones that decided to mix it with gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner.
2013-09-27 09:43:29 PM
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WhyteRaven74: enik: It's on the amazingly deep and widely-respected io9 website, so it's obviously true.

Considering this drug has been reported about in the media for a few years now? io9 is late to the party.


Not only that, the article's author is really reaching to blame America:

FTFA: To summarize: while searching for a less addictive form of morphine, we found a way more addictive form of morphine.

Pretty sure that's how we got heroin in the first place...(Checks Wiki for Heroin)
Yep. JFC Robert T. Gonzalez, it's called research. Try it sometime.

/Took me five minutes to verify that, max
//Journalism isn't dead, it's just the literary equivalent of Krokodil these days...
2013-09-27 09:38:20 PM
1 votes:
We should probably just legalize heroin and cocaine so people don't cook up drugs in their kitchen...
2013-09-27 08:29:09 PM
1 votes:

Strolpol: Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Wait until they discover Sisa (NSFW). Think the worse aspects of bath salts, meth and inhaling battery acid combined.
2013-09-27 08:15:35 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments


The dealers of this shiat do.
2013-09-27 07:57:45 PM
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: I thought this was an urban legend.


Did you look at the link you posted? Snopes has it listed as true.
2013-09-27 07:23:23 PM
1 votes:

Gig103: That's one of the lamest link baiting articles ever. "Origins in America" because the opiate was invented here. The Russians are the ones that decided to mix it with gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner.


This.

It are the impurities, especially iodine, that make your flesh fall off.

Strolpol: I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Plus the ingredients to make it like they do in Russia aren't available in the U.S from what I understand.
 
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