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Methamphetamine-induced paralytic ileus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22454809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Methamphetamine abuse has become a significant problem in the United States with recent surveys reporting that nearly 10 million Americans have tried methamphetamine at least once. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that causes the release of monoamine neurotransmitters. Among its most deleterious effects are its ability to produce tachycardia, hypertension, and ischemia. However, it also has the potential to cause clinically significant effects outside of the cardiovascular system although a case of paralytic ileus caused by methamphetamine use has not been described before in the literature. Described is a case in which a patient presented with chest and abdominal pain after methamphetamine use. The patient was ultimately diagnosed with a methamphetamine-induced paralytic ileus.
Terri L Carlson; Timothy P Plackett; Ronald A Gagliano; Richard R Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health     Volume:  71     ISSN:  2165-8242     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii J Med Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-28     Completed Date:  2012-06-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101579076     Medline TA:  Hawaii J Med Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects*
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / chemically induced*
Methamphetamine / adverse effects*
Watchful Waiting
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 537-46-2/Methamphetamine

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