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Pneumothorax vaccination subcutaneously in adipose tissue, swelling and pain. What went wrong?

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I administered a pneumothorax vaccination subcutaneously in the adipose tissue of a patient's right arm. The area became swollen and painful. Was I wrong? Is subcutaneous tissue confine to just the abdomen, thigh, or arm? I know that these are the preferred sites for sub Q, but can it not be delivered anywhere else where there is adipose tissue enough to contain the drug?
Asked On : Wed, 11 Sep 2013
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Hello

There is no vaccine called 'pneumothorax' vaccine. Could you please get back to me and let me know which vaccine was administered to you?

Thank you
Answered: Mon, 16 Sep 2013
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