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October 16, 1987

Cerebral Vasculitis Associated With Cocaine Abuse

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Rheumatology, the Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.

From the Division of Rheumatology, the Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.

JAMA. 1987;258(15):2104-2106. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400150096036
Abstract

A case of cerebral vasculitis in a previously healthy 22-year-old man with a history of cocaine abuse is described. Cerebral angiograms showed evidence of vasculitis. A search for possible causes other than cocaine produced no results. We now include cocaine with methamphetamines, heroin, and ephedrine as illicit drugs that can cause cerebral vasculitis.

(JAMA 1987;258:2104-2106)

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