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Transient Ischemic Colitis Following Use of Amphetamine or Cocaine

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Amphetamine or cocaine can cause constriction of the arteries supplying the colon. Ischemic colitis may occur if the vasocontriction is severe enough to cause cellular necrosis.

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