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Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia after smoking "crack" cocaine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1838554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously healthy 35-year-old man developed sudden diplopia after smoking "crack" cocaine. Neuroophthalmologic examination revealed findings consistent with a tegmental mesencephalic lesion which correlated closely with the computed tomographic documentation of a small midbrain hemorrhage. Cocaine abuse is a recognized cause of intracranial hemorrhage. In most patients, however, the bleeding is localized in the subarachnoid space or the subcortical white matter. To our knowledge, this is the first case of isolated midbrain hemorrhage secondary to cocaine abuse.
E Díaz-Calderón; O H Del Brutto; R Aguirre; T A Alarcón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0272-846X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-26     Completed Date:  1992-03-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109051     Medline TA:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurologic Service, Hospital Regional del Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography
Crack Cocaine*
Diplopia / etiology
Mesencephalon / radiography
Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Crack Cocaine

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