Title

Ergotism as a consequence of thromboembolic prophylaxis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

1989-02-01

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.

DOI of Published Version

10.1148/radiology.170.2.2911661

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Radiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2911661

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