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Criteria of Alambyan for Toxic Leukoencephalopathy Associated with Heroin Inhalation ("Chasing the Dragon", CTD)

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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A patient who inhales heroin vapor ("chasing the dragon") is at risk for a toxic leukoencephalopathy. Alambyan et al reported criteria for making the diagnosis. The authors are from Case Western Reserve University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Arizona.

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