Acute complications of cocaine intoxication

Hosp Pract (1995). 1997 Feb 15;32(2):167-70, 175-7, 181. doi: 10.1080/21548331.1997.11443429.

Abstract

The advent of crack cocaine has changed the face of acute cocaine intoxication. Repeated doses of highly concentrated, rapidly delivered drug can give rise to an array of potentially fatal cardiovascular, neurologic, and respiratory complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Crack Cocaine*
  • Heart Diseases / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Muscular Diseases / etiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / metabolism*

Substances

  • Crack Cocaine