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August 16, 2000

Cerebral Hemorrhage Following a Roller Coaster Ride

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(7):832-833. doi:10.1001/jama.284.7.827

To the Editor: Previous reports1-5 suggest that neurological injury following a roller coaster ride may occur among elderly persons, those with known malformations within the brain and spinal cord, and those receiving anticoagulant medications. We report a case of multiple cerebral contusions and subarachnoid hemorrhage occurring in a healthy person without known risk factors for these injuries following a roller coaster ride.