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>Journals >Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social >Year 2015, Issue 1

Martínez-Velasco MA, Flores-Suárez LF, Toussaint-Caire S, Rodríguez-Carreón A, Díaz-Lozano M, Sánchez-Armendáriz K
Thrombotic vasculopathy probably associated with cocaine contaminated with levamisole: report of 2 cases
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2015; 53 (1)

Language: Español
References: 17
Page: 98-101
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The vasculities are complex diseases. Their cutaneous manifestations are very important and often mirror several pathologies. Cocaine use has been related to both, vasculitis and thrombotic vasculopathy and pseudovasculitis. A new syndrome has been described in association with its adulteration with levamisole. It can be very serious, leading patients to death. This is relevant as levamisole-adultered cocaine seems to be increasingly offered to consumers. Our goal is to report the fi rst two cases in Mexico, which faces an important raise in cocaine use, emphasizing that a high suspicion based on certain characteristics allows for early recognition and adequate treatment.

Key words: Thrombotic vasculopathy, Cocaine, Levamisole, Neutropenia, Vasculitis.


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