Mesenteric ischemia secondary to cocaine abuse

Case reports and literature review

Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, Mazin Al-Hakeem, John D. MacArthur, Bauer E. Sumpio

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Abstract

In summary, we report two cases of mesenteric ischemia following cocaine abuse in young women. In such cases it is always difficult to prove a direct causal relationship between the abuse of cocaine and mesenteric ischemia. Both our patients were relatively young (in their thirties) and did not have any history of atherosclerosis, and their urine toxicity screens were positive for the use of cocaine. Cocaine-related hospital visits are on the increase. Mesenteric ischemia should be considered in the differential diagnosis when evaluating a young patient with a history of cocaine abuse presenting with an acute abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1054
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume92
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Cocaine-Related Disorders
Cocaine
Acute Abdomen
Atherosclerosis
Differential Diagnosis
Urine
Mesenteric Ischemia

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  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Mesenteric ischemia secondary to cocaine abuse : Case reports and literature review. / Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor; Al-Hakeem, Mazin; MacArthur, John D.; Sumpio, Bauer E.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 92, No. 6, 01.06.1997, p. 1053-1054.

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Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor ; Al-Hakeem, Mazin ; MacArthur, John D. ; Sumpio, Bauer E. / Mesenteric ischemia secondary to cocaine abuse : Case reports and literature review. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1997 ; Vol. 92, No. 6. pp. 1053-1054.
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