Acute temporal lobe infarction in a young patient associated with marijuana abuse An unusual cause of stroke


İnal T., KÖSE A., KÖKSAL Ö., ARMAĞAN E., AYDIN Ş., ÖZDEMİR F.

World J Emerg Med., vol.5, no.1, pp.72-74, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5847/wjem.j.1920-8642.2014.01.013
  • Journal Name: World J Emerg Med.
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-74
  • Keywords: Marijuana abuse, Stroke, Emergency medicine
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events associated with drug abuse have been frequently reported, particularly in young patients. The drugs include generally cocaine, heroin, and amphetamines. Although marijuana is among the widely used narcotics in the world, stroke associated with the marijuana use is infrequently reported.