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Chudoku Kenkyu. 2002 Jan;15(1):47-52.

[Analysis of MDMA and PCP by GC-MS from patients admitted to the critical care medical center].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Legal Medicine, Nippon Medical School.

Abstract

In our country, abuse of methamphetamine has increased. Furthermore, dealings of other drugs by using internet have increased. But, the poison cases of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and phencyclidine (PCP) have never been reported in our country. We report an MDMA poison case and a PCP poison case. We could detect MDMA, MDA or PCP by GC-MS from urine and serum of patients admitted to the critical care medical center of Nippon Medical School. Case 1: A 23-year-old foreign female was admitted to our hospital because of disturbance of consciousness. Her friend said that she had been found lying on the floor of the bathroom after taking a tablet. The screening test by Triage showed AMP positive. Not methamphetamine but MDMA and MDA were detected from urine and serum of the patient by GC-MS. Case 2: A 27-year-old foreign female was admitted to our hospital because of restlessness and excitement. Her friend said that she had become restless and excited after taking 15-30 tablets of Tylenol. The screening by Triage showed BZO and PCP positive. Not acetaminophen but PCP was detected in the patient's sample by GC-MS. Drug abuse has expanded to Japan over the border. New responses to abuse drugs with respect to medical treatment and drug analyses should be established.

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