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Small vessel vasculitis associated with cocaine use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23461054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of cocaine-induced small vessel vasculitis in a 51-year-old woman. We postulate that levamisole, an adulterant of cocaine, likely is the cause of this increase in cocaine-induced vasculitis. Based on a literature review, we suggest some helpful tests to differentiate cocaine-induced vasculitis from true autoimmune vasculitis in the setting of midline destructive nasal lesions.
William Rietkerk; Fredrick Pereira; Jennifer Poste
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-06     Completed Date:  2013-04-09     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York Medical College, Valhalla, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cocaine / adverse effects*,  chemistry
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Contamination
Levamisole / adverse effects*,  chemistry
Middle Aged
Skin Diseases, Vascular / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Vasculitis / chemically induced,  diagnosis,  pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
14769-73-4/Levamisole; 50-36-2/Cocaine

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