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Bottoms Up: Methamphetamine Toxicity from an Unusual Route

By Malkeet Gupta, Scott Bailey and Luis M. Lovato

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Methamphetamine (MA) use is becoming commonplace, and emergency physicians (EPs) are seeing patients with abuse-associated complications. Previous reports have described inhalational and intravenous routes. We present the second case of rectal MA abuse in the literature. Trans-rectal use is important for EPs to consider because ongoing absorption of massive quantities may be averted upon detection. Additionally, trans-rectal abuse risks anorectal trauma and vascular necrosis with colonic perforation

Topics: Clinical Practice
Publisher: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2672287
Provided by: PubMed Central

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