A dangerous chase: severe neurocognitive impairment and death following smoked heroin
Department of Emergency Medicine
Letter to the Editor
Emergency Medicine | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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”.
Chasing the dragon, Heroin leukocencephalopathy, drug-induced encephalopathy, Neurotoxicity, Neuroradiology
DOI of Published Version
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Oct 25:1-2. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2017.1392559. Link to article on publisher's site
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Cancelliere, Alessandro; Blohm, Eike; and Neavyn, Mark, "A dangerous chase: severe neurocognitive impairment and death following smoked heroin" (2017). Emergency Medicine Publications and Presentations. 117.