Manganic encephalopathy due to "ephedrone" abuse.

@article{Sanotsky2007ManganicED,
  title={Manganic encephalopathy due to "ephedrone" abuse.},
  author={Yanush Sanotsky and Roman Lesyk and Lyudmyla Fedoryshyn and Iryna Komnatska and Yuriy Matviyenko and Stanley Fahn},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={
          1337-43
        }
}
  • Yanush Sanotsky, Roman Lesyk, +3 authors Stanley Fahn
  • Published in
    Movement disorders : official…
    2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • We describe the clinical and neuroimaging features of 6 drug-abuse patients with self-inflicted manganese poisoning. The patients injected a home-brewed mixture called "ephedrone" (slang term) that contained manganese to produce an amphetamine-like euphoria. The desired chemical product, phenylpropanoneamine (also called methcathinone), was synthesized from a common-cold-remedy compound using permanganate as the catalyst. Manganese was a by-product in the ephedrone mixture. After months of self… CONTINUE READING

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