Article Type: Case Reports
Methamphetamine Induced Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Case Report
Abdullah Topcu, Ibrahim Yagci, Bengi Gedik Topcu, Yasin Tasdelen
Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant agent which induces the release of central and peripheral monoamines. The incidence rate of methamphetamine abuse has been increasing. The negative side effects of methamphetamine abuse which include several disabilities and death, are more common in patients who are younger than 45 years of age. Methamphetamine abuse increases the risk of stroke as well as being in closely associated with the development of ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. In both types of methamphetamine-induced stroke, the possible mechanism is accepted to be cerebral vasculitis. Our study aims to report a rare and lethal case of methamphetamine-induced massive intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular expansion. As far as we know, our study is the first case report about the lethal methamphetamine consumption reported in Turkey.

Key words: Methamphetamine, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, substance abuse
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2018;8(3):126-129
Online ISSN: 2636-834X
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