Crack-ing the case: a patient with persistent delirium due to body packing with cocaine.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233620
Title:
Crack-ing the case: a patient with persistent delirium due to body packing with cocaine.
Authors:
Ní Chróinín, D; Gaine, S
Affiliation:
Department of General Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. dmmnic@umail.ucc.ie
Citation:
Crack-ing the case: a patient with persistent delirium due to body packing with cocaine. 2012, 105 (4):118-9 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233620
PubMed ID:
22708228
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Crack-ing%20the%20Case%3A%20A%20Patient%20with%20Persistent%20Delirium%20due%20to%20Body%20Packing%20with%20Cocaine%20
Abstract:
A 36-year-old male presented acutely with encephalopathy, following his return to Ireland from a visit to West Africa. Clinical findings included confusion, agitation and tonic-clonic seizures. Difficulties in weaning sedation prompted repeat urine toxicology screening at day 8, which was positive for cocaine. Work-up for a source of continued cocaine exposure led to the discovery of cocaine-containing packages in the gastrointestinal tract. An index of suspicion should be maintained in patients presenting with drug toxicity following cross-border travel.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNí Chróinín, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorGaine, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:17:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:17:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationCrack-ing the case: a patient with persistent delirium due to body packing with cocaine. 2012, 105 (4):118-9 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22708228-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233620-
dc.description.abstractA 36-year-old male presented acutely with encephalopathy, following his return to Ireland from a visit to West Africa. Clinical findings included confusion, agitation and tonic-clonic seizures. Difficulties in weaning sedation prompted repeat urine toxicology screening at day 8, which was positive for cocaine. Work-up for a source of continued cocaine exposure led to the discovery of cocaine-containing packages in the gastrointestinal tract. An index of suspicion should be maintained in patients presenting with drug toxicity following cross-border travel.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Crack-ing%20the%20Case%3A%20A%20Patient%20with%20Persistent%20Delirium%20due%20to%20Body%20Packing%20with%20Cocaine%20en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleCrack-ing the case: a patient with persistent delirium due to body packing with cocaine.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of General Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. dmmnic@umail.ucc.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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