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.
DOI of Published Version
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.