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Acute cocaine intoxication in a smuggler. One case report and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10550947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The smuggling of cocaine into many countries by ingestion of wrapped cocaine packets and gastro-intestinal concealment is a common and well-recognized practice. This is a report of the case of a smuggler carrying 14 ingested packets of cocaine and who presented an acute intoxication with a rare complication, rhabdomyolysis, which were managed medically and the packets removed surgically. A discussion and a review of the literature are undertaken.
E Farah; E Ghayad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0023-9852     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Liban     Publication Date:    1999 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375352     Medline TA:  J Med Liban     Country:  LEBANON    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Cocaine / poisoning*
Follow-Up Studies
Poisoning / diagnosis,  therapy
Rhabdomyolysis / chemically induced*
Time Factors
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