Paralytic Ileus Secondary to Methamphetamine Abuse: A Rare Case
McKelvie, Mark Aidan
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McKelvie, M. A., & Gercek, Y. (2017). Paralytic Ileus Secondary to Methamphetamine Abuse: A Rare Case. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9762803
Methamphetamine hydrochloride, colloquially referred to as “crystal meth,” is a potent psychoactive amphetamine derivate. Methamphetamine produces stimulant effects in the user including increased energy and alertness as well as inducing intense euphoric symptoms and suppressing appetite through its dopaminergic, serotonergic, and adrenergic actions. Use of methamphetamine can adversely affect cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal physiology leading to significant morbidity. We present a rare case of paralytic ileus secondary to methamphetamine abuse which has only once before been described in the literature.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9762803
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267004
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