Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

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Steven Fleming

North Louisiana Crime Laboratory, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

  • Case Report   
    An Unusual Case Report of Fatal Oral Ingestion of the Emerging “Bath Salt” Eutylone
    Author(s): Steven Fleming, Nicholas E. Goeders*, James C. Patterson II, Kenneth J. Manas and Kevin S. Murnane

    Background: The abuse of novel psychoactive substances, such as synthetic stimulants, is increasing each year with modifications to drug scaffolds to alter pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics. Psychosis, cardiotoxicity, and excited delirium have been documented with intense sympathomimetic stimulants. The clinical recognition of these substances is challenging as routine blood and urine drug screening protocols do not readily detect the presence of these synthetic substances. We report an unusual case of oral ingestion of eutylone with subsequent confirmation of this substance. Case details: A 49-year old female with history of chronic cardiovascular comorbidities, type 2 diabetes, depression, and end stage renal disease was presented to Emergency Department with 2-3 week history of abdominal distention with melenic stools. She was found to.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0495.21.s18.003

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