Clinical pattern of toxicity associated with the novel synthetic cathinone mephedrone

  title={Clinical pattern of toxicity associated with the novel synthetic cathinone mephedrone},
  author={David M. Wood and Shaun L Greene and Paul I Dargan},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={280 - 282}
Background There is evidence of increasing use of the synthetic cathinone mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), particularly amongst clubbers. However, there have only two single case reports of mephedrone toxicity. The aim of this study is to report the pattern of clinical toxicity seen with mephedrone use. Case Series We describe 15 patients who presented to our Emergency Department following self-reported mephedrone use. Significant clinical features seen included agitation in 53.3… 
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