|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2651786||1139531||2014||3 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), popularly known as “ecstasy” is a synthetic, psychoactive drug used recreationally for its euphoric and “energy increasing” effects. MDMA has been linked to several severe adverse effects including the development of serotonin syndrome and sudden death. Individuals of Asian descent have been shown to have a predisposition for these severe adverse effects. We present a case of a young Asian-American male who following MDMA ingestion presented with severe rhabdomyolysis (CK 130,350 U/L), multiple organ failure and severe serotonin syndrome with one of the highest recorded temperatures ‘108.9 °F (42.7 °C)’ in a survivor of severe serotonin syndrome. The patient initially received supportive care including ventilatory support; he eventually needed hemodialysis, but went on to make a full recovery within 3 weeks. This case shows and emphasizes the importance of ‘aggressive’ supportive care on patient prognosis particularly for patients on the extreme end of the serotonin syndrome.
Journal: Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Volume 43, Issue 2, March–April 2014, Pages 117–119