Fatal and nonfatal methamphetamine intoxication in the intensive care unit.

@article{Chan1994FatalAN,
  title={Fatal and nonfatal methamphetamine intoxication in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Paul Zoen Kit Chan and Jia-Hong Chen and Mark H Lee and J F Deng},
  journal={Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={147-55}
}
Methamphetamine poisoning was confirmed in eight patients admitted to intensive care 1989 through 1992 because of altered mental status and hemodynamic instability. Four patients were male and four were female, ages 20 to 34 years. Five patients were addicts and three were attempted suicides. The most common clinical cardiovascular manifestations were tachycardia and palpitations. Neurological abnormalities included agitation, hallucinations, pupillary dilatation and muscle twitching; profuse… CONTINUE READING

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