Amphetamine Abuse and Intracranial Haemorrhage

J R Soc Med. 2000 Sep;93(9):472-7. doi: 10.1177/014107680009300906.

Abstract

Amphetamines taken by any route can cause cerebral vasculitis and intracranial haemorrhage. 8 cases were seen in a neurosurgical unit over 3.5 years. The published work indicates that those who experience these complications, mainly young adults, have poor outcomes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Amphetamine-Related Disorders / complications*
  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / chemically induced*
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / chemically induced*
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / diagnostic imaging