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August 14, 2009

Methamphetamine ColitisA Rare Case of Ischemic Colitis in a Young Patient

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations:Divisions of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Drs Holubar and Dozois) and Gastroenterology (Dr Masuoka), and Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Mr Hassinger).



Arch Surg. 2009;144(8):780-782. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2009.139

Worldwide, methamphetamine (ie, “crystal meth”) abuse is increasing, and is especially prevalent in rural America. However, ischemic colitis secondary to methamphetamine abuse has rarely been reported. We describe the case of a young man who presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of ischemic colitis.