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Tongue necrosis in temporal arteritis provoked by ergotamine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1474364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of tongue necrosis in a patient with temporal arteritis who was taking ergotamine is described, and the role of ergotamine tartrate in provoking the tongue necrosis is considered. The literature on this unusual complication is critically reviewed, and the value of a carotid angiography in assessing the tongue ischaemia is exemplified.
J Bondeson; U B Ericsson; P Falke; I Mattiasson; U Nyman; E Lindell; J Bernow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of internal medicine     Volume:  232     ISSN:  0954-6820     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-02     Completed Date:  1993-02-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904841     Medline TA:  J Intern Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Malmö General Hospital, University of Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Ergotamine / adverse effects*
Giant Cell Arteritis / chemically induced,  complications,  pathology*
Necrosis / etiology
Tongue / pathology*
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