Cerebral vasculitis in a drug abuser

J Clin Psychiatry. 1978 Jun;39(6):559-64.


A drug abuse patient with acute intracerebral hemorrhage is presented. Brain tissue obtained at surgery corroborated angiographic evidence of cerebral vasculitis. The possible relationship between drug usage and the occurrence of intracerebral bleeding and/or cerebral vasculitis in such patients is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteritis / chemically induced*
  • Arteritis / complications
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases / complications
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders*