Pneumothorax sur prise de cocaïne [Cocaine use and pneumothorax].

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_3BFD2298BD4F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Pneumothorax sur prise de cocaïne [Cocaine use and pneumothorax].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Mohammedi K., Yersin B., Staeger P., Gonzalez M., Carron P.N.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
6
Number
261
Pages
1678-1681
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports
Abstract
Cocaine use, often not recognized, is a frequent cause of consultation in the emergency room or by primary care physicians. The use of cocaine causes numerous cardiovascular and pulmonary side effects. In this context, the occurrence of a pneumothorax represents a specific complication, often misunderstood by primary care physicians. We describe here three cases of patients who suffered from subcutaneous emphysema and pneumothorax after taking cocaine and emphasize the importance of always keeping in mind the possibility of illicit substance use in such cases, especially among young and healthy patients.
Keywords
Adult, Cocaine-Related Disorders/complications, Crack Cocaine/adverse effects, Diagnosis, Differential, Drainage, Female, Humans, Male, Oxygen Inhalation Therapy, Pneumonectomy, Pneumothorax/diagnosis, Pneumothorax/etiology, Subcutaneous Emphysema/diagnosis, Subcutaneous Emphysema/etiology, Treatment Outcome
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