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A novel case of numb bum

Davidson, Jennifer A.; Isaacs, Richard A.

European Journal of Emergency Medicine: October 2004 - Volume 11 - Issue 5 - p 285-286
CASE REPORTS

Cocaine is a drug with a myriad of pharmacological properties enabling it to be used as a therapeutic agent in medicine. The adverse effects of the recreational use of this drug are often observed in patients presenting to the Emergency Department. This paper describes a patient who presented with unusual symptoms after the rectal administration of cocaine, and the proposed explanation for these symptoms.

Accident and Emergency Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Correspondence to Jennifer Davidson, MD, Accident and Emergency Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Tel: +44 01223 217117; fax: +44 01223 217057;

e-mail: jennidavidson@yahoo.com.au

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.