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[Diagnosis of stroke due to cocaine and its complications].
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PMID:  23884871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION. Cocaine is an independent cerebrovascular risk factor both for ischaemic and haemorrhagic events, above all among persons under 55 years of age. CASE REPORT. A case report of stroke due to the consumption of cocaine is used to review its pathophysiology and the complexity involved in the management and diagnosis of the associated complications. One of these complications reported in relation to the consumption of cocaine is vasospasm. This condition shares findings observed in ultrasound imaging studies with other conditions, such as early-onset post ischaemic hyperperfusion. Yet, there are important differences between the two as regards their treatment and prognosis. CONCLUSIONS. The consumption of cocaine is associated with cerebrovascular disease through a number of different mechanisms, which each give rise to different complications. By identifying these complications, correct management can be implemented.
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D Larrosa-Campo; C Ramon-Carbajo; L Benavente-Fernandez; R Alvarez-Escudero; N Zeidan-Ramon; S Calleja-Puerta; J Pascual
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de neurologia     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1576-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706841     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  167-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, 33006 Oviedo, Espana.
Vernacular Title:
Diagnostico del ictus por cocaina y sus complicaciones.
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