Title

Ergotism as a consequence of thromboembolic prophylaxis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

2-1-1989

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; Amputation; Dihydroergotamine; Ergotism; Humans; Leg; Male; Thromboembolism; Vasoconstriction

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Radiology. 1989 Feb;170(2):375-6.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Radiology

PubMed ID

2911661