[Cerebral hemorrhage and "ecstasy"]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 1999 Mar 25;88(13):568-72.
[Article in German]


We report the case of an acute cerebral hemorrhage after one "ecstasy" tablet in a 21 year old woman without any relevant medical or surgical history. The status showed a right sensorimotor syndrome. The CT-scan and the MRI revealed a left cerebral hemorrhage. The patient only partially recovered her neurological functions after one year. The discussion deals with the effects and dangers of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) which is systematically used in night parties or "raves".

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / chemically induced*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hallucinogens / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine / adverse effects*
  • Neurologic Examination / drug effects
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Hallucinogens
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine