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Vascular injuries in ergotamine abuse: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8314118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case reported here concerns a 40-year-old woman who has suffered from severe migraine without aura since she was 23. The patient has been taking 1-3 suppositories of Virdex (2 mg of ergotamine tartrate, 250 mg of aminophenazone, caffeine) every day for the past three years. In addition to headache, the onset of short, sporadic cramps in the limbs together with paresthesia, hyposthenia, hypothermia and skin pallor with a slight increase in diastolic pressure, made hospital treatment necessary. Instrumental investigation through a stress test on a moving carpet, doppler, echo-doppler and digitalized angiography of the arterial vessels of the lower limbs shows the presence of bilateral impairment attributable to the chronic intake of ergotamine.
V Centonze; B M Polito; M Di Bari; P Caporaletti; O Albano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Functional neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0393-5264     ISO Abbreviation:  Funct. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-23     Completed Date:  1994-03-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707746     Medline TA:  Funct Neurol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Echocardiography, Doppler
Ergotamine / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Extremities / physiopathology
Femoral Artery / drug effects,  physiopathology
Iliac Artery / drug effects,  physiopathology
Migraine Disorders / drug therapy*
Popliteal Artery / drug effects,  physiopathology
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