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I have a thorn puncture wound on my hand which has a dark ring around it? Infected?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

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Thorns, particularly rose thorns may transmit a rare form of infection, but what you are describing sounds like you may have had minor bleeding with secondary discoloration around the wound.
If it does not swell up, become red and tender, or develop soft tissue nodules spreading upwards, do not worry.

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Thorns, particularly rose thorns may transmit a rare form of infection, but what you are describing sounds like you may have had minor bleeding with secondary discoloration around the wound.
If it does not swell up, become red and tender, or develop soft tissue nodules spreading upwards, do not worry.
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