|Titre :||"Bath salt" ingestion leading to severe intoxication delirium: Two cases and a brief review of the emergence of mephedrone use (2012)|
|Auteurs :||D. P. KASICK ; C. A. McKNIGHT ; E. KLISOVIC|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Vol.38, n°2, 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||176-180|
|Discipline :||PRO (Produits, mode d'action, méthode de dépistage / Substances, action mode, screening methods)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETROUBLE BIPOLAIRE ; ETUDE DE CAS ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; MEPHEDRONE ; INTOXICATION ; CATHINONES ; CONFUSION MENTALE ; PSYCHOSE ; EFFET SECONDAIRE
Thésaurus GéographiqueETATS-UNIS ; ROYAUME-UNI
Background: Recreational use of designer substances containing synthetic cathinones such as mephedrone, commonly sold as "bath salts," has recently been increasing in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse. Available at: http://www.nida.nih.gov/about/welcome/MessageBathSalts211.html. Accessed March 25, 2011; The Washington Post. Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/officials-fear-bath-salts-becomin g-the-next-big-drug-menace/2011/01/22/ABybyRJ_story.html. Accessed March 25, 2011). "Bath salt" ingestion can generate an intense stimulant toxidrome and has been associated with significant morbidity.
Objectives: The authors seek to alert clinicians to the potential for profound delirium, psychosis, and other medical and behavioral sequelae of "bath salt" use. Methods: Case series.
Results: We describe our recent experience with two highly agitated and delirious patients following "bath salt" ingestion and offer a brief review of the emergence of this phenomenon.
Conclusions: Challenges and strategies surrounding diagnosis and treatment are described, which may be useful as "bath salt" use becomes more widespread. Scientific Significance: As an emerging trend, bath salt intoxication delirium appears to cause intense psychosis that can be managed with antipsychotic medications. Clinicians should be aware of this phenomenon until more precise detection methods are available.
|Domaine :||Autres substances / Other substances ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Sous-type de document :||Etude de cas / Case report|
|Refs biblio. :||20|
|Affiliation :||Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA|