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transverse myelitis and acute kidney injury

Ankur Gupta, Ambar Khaira, Suman Lata, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Suresh C Tiwari
Heroin exposure can cause various complications like seizures, stroke, spongiform encephalopathy, transverse myelopathy, plexopathy, compartment syndrome, rhabdomyolysis and renal failure due to various mechanisms. We report here a young male who smoked heroin for the first time and developed transverse myelitis, rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. His renal recovery was complete by four weeks, while neurological improvement occurred 8 to 12 weeks later. This case suggests a common pathogenic mechanism of heroin intoxication involving multiple systems of the body...
November 2011: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Vaibhav Sahni, Dheeraj Garg, Sandeep Garg, Satish Kumar Agarwal, Narinder Pal Singh
INTRODUCTION: Heroin overdose can cause various rare neurological complications like spongiform leukoencephalopathy, seizures, stroke, toxic amblyopia, transverse myelopathy, mononeuropathy, plexopathy, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, rhabdomyolysis, compartment syndrome, fibrosing myopathy, and acute bacterial myopathy. We report here the simultaneous presentation of multiple complications of heroin toxicity. CASE REPORT: A young heroin addict was found unarousable lying in the lotus posture...
February 2008: Clinical Toxicology
K Sampathkumar, Y S Sooraj, R P Ajeshkumar, A R Mahaldar, R Muthiah
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September 2007: Kidney International
R D Luff, P A Tumulty, J H Yardly
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November 1975: Johns Hopkins Medical Journal
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