Cocaine-induced rhabdomyolysis masquerading as myocardial ischemia.

  title={Cocaine-induced rhabdomyolysis masquerading as myocardial ischemia.},
  author={Richard B. Rubin and Joel Neugarten},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={86 5},
PURPOSE Cocaine abuse has recently emerged as a major problem among young adults, and is increasingly associated with a variety of medical complications. In view of recent reports demonstrating that illicit cocaine use may cause rhabdomyolysis, we reviewed the collective experience of a university-affiliated medical center to identify patients with cocaine-induced rhabdomyolysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among hospital admissions due to acute cocaine abuse during the period June 1987 through June… CONTINUE READING

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Six of these patients presented within one hour of free - basing cocaine with complaints of thoracic skeletal muscle pain .
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