As the Krokodil drug cases in the US have been confirmed by Mexico, the American Journal of Medicine has published an article about the fleshing eating "zombie" drug.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, when it comes to Krokodil drug cases in the US there is some controversy, with some claiming it's mostly media hype and not actual confirmed cases. In fact, the DEA was skeptical that Desomorphine was even in America.
Krokodil is sometimes called a "zombie drug" because of the rotting flesh and gangrene, but it can also cause brain damage and disintegrate teeth and bones. The drug is named after the Russian word for crocodile and has apparently been a public health threat in Russia for years.
Health authorities in Mexico claim they have detected a case of the Krokodil drug that originated in America. Dr. Enrico Sotelo says the patient suffering from the effects of the flesh eating drug was visiting relatives but checked into a local health clinic for digestive problems:
"She acquired this problem with Krokodil in Houston, not here in Puerto Vallarta."Due to privacy concerns they are not allowed to release the patient's name but she apparently had the green, scaly flesh lesions that are the hallmark of using Krokodil. Doctors checked around at local rehab centers but could not find any sign of any other similar cases.
Dr. Dany Thekkemuriyil and Dr. Unnikrishnan Pillai of St. Mary's Health Center had also documented Krokodil drug cases in the US but the American Journal of Medicine asked them to withdraw the article so they could make corrections. In it, the doctors describe treating a man who claimed he had injected Krokodil for months because it was cheaper than heroin. Because of this, he developed gangrenous skin lesions on his legs and lost a finger.
Do you think Krokodil drug cases in the US have been over-hyped by the media or do you consider it a serious public threat?