Cerebral atrophy in habitual cocaine abusers: a planimetric CT study.

@article{PascualLeone1991CerebralAI,
  title={Cerebral atrophy in habitual cocaine abusers: a planimetric CT study.},
  author={Alvaro Pascual-Leone and A Dhuna and D. C. Anderson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={34-8}
}
We compared cranial CTs of 35 habitual cocaine abusers, 16 self-reported 1st-time users, and 54 headache patients using linear planimetric measures. All patients met the following criteria: age 20 to 40 years, no polydrug abuse (including alcohol), HIV seronegativity, normal albumin level, and no history of any other neurologic disease. The sex ratios and ages were not significantly different in the 3 groups. The planimetric measurements and calculated indices of cerebral atrophy were… CONTINUE READING