SPICE/K2 Synthetic Marijuana-Induced Toxic Hepatitis Treated with N-Acetylcysteine

  title={SPICE/K2 Synthetic Marijuana-Induced Toxic Hepatitis Treated with N-Acetylcysteine},
  author={Israr A. Sheikh and Miha Luk{\vs}i{\vc} and Richard Ferstenberg and Joan A. Culpepper-Morgan},
  booktitle={The American journal of case reports},
BACKGROUND Spice/K2 is one of several street names for synthetic marijuana. These hallucinogens are increasingly sold over the internet and in "head" shops. They are usually household herbs that are sprayed with chemicals that become centrally active compounds when burned together and inhaled by smoking. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 45-year-old male substance abuser who was admitted with evidence of hepatocellular necrosis and worsening liver failure. Tests for acetaminophen were… CONTINUE READING
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