Misdiagnosed Pruritus; Formication due to Chronic Amphetamine Abuse

  title={Misdiagnosed Pruritus; Formication due to Chronic Amphetamine Abuse},
  author={Maryam Vahabzadeh and Alireza Ghassemi Toussi},
Case history: A 17-year-old man presented to emergency department of Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, with bilateral mydriasis, tachycardia, hypertension, sweating and belligerence. He also had disorientation to time and place. In physical examination, widespread round-to-oval cutaneous lesions were observed all over his limbs and chest (Figures 1 and 2), notably the most easily reached sites of skin to be scratched. The patient had a history of substance abuse and admission to psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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