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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 1997;16(5):521-2.

[Benzodiazepine withdrawal presenting as pseudo-surgical abdominal pain].

[Article in French]

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Service d'accueil et d'urgence, hôpital B, CHU Lille, France.

Abstract

A 39-year-old patient was admitted to the emergency department for acute abdominal pain. Physical examination showed a peritoneal syndrome. However, CT-scan, Doppler and blood analysis were unremarkable. As the patient had a history of auto-medication with benzodiazepines at high doses, a withdrawal syndrome was considered. An intravenous administration of 3 mg of midazolam determined the relief of all symptoms in a few minutes.

PMID:
9750606
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