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Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Feb;41(2):223-6.

"Suffocation roulette": a case of recurrent syncope in an adolescent boy.

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Department of Pediatrics, Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Ramat Aviv, Israel. gilshla@netvision.net.il

Abstract

We present the case of a 12-year-old boy admitted with a complaint of recurrent syncopal episodes. A careful history taking revealed the cause of the syncopal episodes to be a dangerous game played by adolescents called "suffocation roulette." We believe that recognition of this game as a possible cause of syncopal events, together with prompt educative intervention, might prevent adolescent morbidity and mortality and also might eliminate the need for unnecessary medical investigations.

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12548272
DOI:
10.1067/mem.2003.49
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