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Acta Neurol (Napoli). 1991 Jun;13(3):279-81.

Cocaine induced hypertensive encephalopathy.

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Department of Neurology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance.

Abstract

A 40 year old chronic cocaine abuser came to hospital with a blood pressure of 260/160, headache, agitation and bilateral papilledema. She was felt to have hypertensive encephalopathy secondary to cocaine abuse. She failed to respond to initial treatment with intravenous nitroprusside alone but was responsive to additional therapy with captopril.

PMID:
1927636
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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