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Urinary Tract Changes Associated with Ketamine Abuse in Hong Kong

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

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Chu et al described changes in the urinary tract that occurred in abusers of "street" ketamine in Hong Kong. Various mechanisms have been proposed to explain the changes including direct toxicity of high urinary concentrations of ketamine and its metabolites, an allergic reaction, or an effect on prostaglandins.

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