Title

A dangerous chase: severe neurocognitive impairment and death following smoked heroin

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

2017-10-25

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

We report the case of a 25-year-old man with acute encephalopathy following inhalation of heroin pyrolysate vapors, a practice known as “chasing the dragon”.

Keywords

Chasing the dragon, Heroin leukocencephalopathy, drug-induced encephalopathy, Neurotoxicity, Neuroradiology

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/15563650.2017.1392559

Source

Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Oct 25:1-2. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2017.1392559. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

29065717

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