Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Yilmaz E

Yilmaz E
Nizip State Hospital,
Gaziantep 27700

  • Case Report
    Dilated Cardiomyopathy in a Young Man with Illicit Cocaine Use: A Case Report
    Author(s): Yilmaz E and Karcioglu OYilmaz E and Karcioglu O

    Introduction: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a progressive disease of the cardiac myocytes, characterized by enlargement in the ventricle and contractile dysfunction in the presence of normal ventricular wall thickness. Alcohol, Cocaine consumption, and Sarcoidosis are associated with development of DCM. Case report: 31 year old male patient, unemployed for 3 years, was admitted to the emergency department with a chief complaint of dyspnea. His condition worsened over the last three days. His vital signs were as follows: TA 115/75 mmHg, pulse rate 100 bpm, and respiratory rate 27 bpm, temperature 36.5°C. Previously suspected of having sarcoidosis, the patient had a history of alcohol and cocaine abuse. Alcohol and cocaine abuse lasts 7 years. Necrosis and perforation were remarkable in the nasal septum due to cocaine abuse. ST segment el.. View More»

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