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A case of cocaine-induced basilar artery thrombosis.

Abstract:
BACKGROUND: A 40-year-old man presented to an emergency department with slurred speech, diplopia and agitation several hours after cocaine use. His level of consciousness rapidly dropped in the hours following presentation. INVESTIGATIONS: Physical examination, CT scan of the head, cerebral angiography. DIAGNOSIS: Cocaine-induced basilar artery thrombosis. MANAGEMENT: Intra-arterial thombolysis, mechanical clot aspiration, intravenous abciximab, neurointensive care support, rehabilitation at a specialist stroke unit.
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10.1038/ncpneuro0879

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MacEwen, C More by this author
Journal:
Nature clinical practice. Neurology
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Pages:
622-626
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1745-8358
ISSN:
1745-834X
URN:
uuid:af5d3bd7-3ef6-45f0-98a9-f13b4931fa84
Source identifiers:
79141
Local pid:
pubs:79141

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