Gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal syndrome.

  title={Gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal syndrome.},
  author={Jo Ellen Dyer and Beat Roth and Bruce A. Hyma},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={37 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVE Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) withdrawal syndrome is increasingly encountered in emergency departments among patients presenting for health care after discontinuing frequent GHB use. This report describes the characteristics, course, and symptoms of this syndrome. METHODS A retrospective review of poison center records identified 7 consecutive cases in which patients reporting excessive GHB use were admitted for symptoms consistent with a sedative withdrawal syndrome. One… CONTINUE READING
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