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Emerg Med (Fremantle). 2002 Mar;14(1):106-8.

Uvulitis and partial upper airway obstruction following cannabis inhalation.

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Accident and Emergency Department, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock Dumfries, Scotland. steveboyce_scotland@yahoo.com

Abstract

The use of cannabis in our society is a common problem and the subject of much medical and political debate. We present a case in which a 17-year-old male regular cannabis user developed a large swollen uvula (uvulitis) and partial upper airway obstruction after smoking cannabis. Symptoms resolved with the administration of corticosteroids and antihistamines.

PMID:
11993827
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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