Ergotism as a consequence of thromboembolic prophylaxis
Department of Radiology
Adolescent; Amputation; Dihydroergotamine; Ergotism; Humans; Leg; Male; Thromboembolism; Vasoconstriction
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Vasospasm related to ergot intoxication is unusual. The authors report the case of 15-year-old boy who developed vasospasm necessitating amputation, due to an ergot derivative prescribed for thromboembolic prophylaxis. The importance of prompt angiographic recognition and therapy is stressed.
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Citation: Radiology. 1989 Feb;170(2):375-6.
Ashenburg, Robert J. and Phillips, David A., "Ergotism as a consequence of thromboembolic prophylaxis" (1989). Open Access Articles. 1613.