Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Teenager in Mexico allegedly injected flesh-eating krokodil into private area

See also

The dangerous Russian codeine creation known as krokodil has apparently spread to parts of Mexico and caused people to be desperate enough to inject it into sensitive body parts.

Desmorphine, also known as krokodil, a drug that is a cocktail of codeine and other chemicals, has mesmerized the media and the medical community due to its spread across countries and detrimental physical effects.

The Huffington Post reported that another addict has made headlines in Mexico based on where she injected the heroin-like concoction.

It reported on Friday that Mexican newspapers spoke to officials about a case where a 17-year-old woman administered the drug into her genitals.

"The young woman who used this drug had an infection that had rotted her genitals,” Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said in the report.

According to El Periodico Correro on Monday, the teenager from Jalisco, Mexico has been getting the drug for the past two months. She showed up to the Instituto Mexicano Social Security building with noticeable sores on her genital area.

Poorer areas have apparently taken to the drug because of its potency and low price. The most gruesome side effect is that the drug damages a person’s vascular system and triggers a rotting effect to limbs.

The effect makes people appear scaly like a crocodile, hence it’s street name.

Initial reports came out of Russia that the drug was spreading among poorer youth, but soon spread to other areas of the world.

A medical journal removed a suspected case of the drug in a patient from St. Louis, Missouri from a paper.

The St. Louis Dispatch reported on Tuesday that doctors claimed that they treated a man who injected krokodil and was suffering from missing tissue due to the drug.

St. Mary’s Health Center pulled the article over patient confidentiality concerns. Spokespeople said that the article was published too soon without a comprehensive review.

There have been very few cases of the drug in the state or elsewhere in the U.S.

Advertisement

News

  • Ukraine
    Ukrainians have photo evidence that connect Russian soldiers to unrest in the country
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Drone strikes in Yemen
    An estimated 65 al-Qaeda militants were killed in drone strikes over the weekend
    World News
  • FBI investigates stowaway
    After a teen snuck into a plane's landing gear, the FBI will reevaluate airport security
    Headlines
  • American wins Boston Marathon
    Meb Keflezighi becomes the first American to win the Boston Marathon in decades
    Sports
  • Search for MH370
    As the search for MH370 in the ocean goes dim, crews may shift the search area yet again
    Headlines
  • Ferry disaster claims over 100 lives
    The death toll for the South Korean ferry disaster rises above 100
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Report states CEOs often earn 1,000 times more than their average worker
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518039432" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518039432&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Skydiver killed on Easter holiday after his parachute doesn't open
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518203720" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518203720&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Burger chain receives flack over their depiction of Jesus holding a burger and a joint
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196949" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518196949&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!