I want to thank Dr. Cappelletti and colleagues for showing interest in our article and for their insightful comments (
1). They have put forward three interesting points, namely: 1) Differentiation of the term body packing from other terms like body pushing; 2) Use of items other than illegal drugs in body packing; 3) Self-presentation by the body packers to a health care facility.
- Ray A.
- Nayan A.
- Katariya K.
- et al.
Body packer syndrome: a radiological denouement!.
J Emerg Med. 2018; 55: 260-263
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