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March 18, 1983

Diffuse Vascular Spasm Associated With 4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxyamphetamine Ingestion

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology (Drs Bowen and Davis) and the San Diego Regional Poison Control Center (Dr Kearney), University of California Medical Center, San Diego. Dr Bardin is in private practice in Encinitas, Calif.

JAMA. 1983;249(11):1477-1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330350053028

A 39-year-old previously healthy man experienced diffuse, progressive, peripheral arterial spasm 36 hours after the ingestion of concentrated high-grade 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine. Vasospasm responded readily to intra-arterial and intravenous vasodilators. Excessively high doses of this hallucinogen may cause diffuse arterial spasm.

(JAMA 1983;249:1477-1479)

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