Peripheral Vasculopathy Associated with Psychostimulant Treatment in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
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- Yu, Z.J., Parker-Kotler, C., Tran, K. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2010) 12: 111. doi:10.1007/s11920-010-0093-y
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Psychostimulants (methylphenidate and amphetamine salt) are the pharmacologic treatment of choice for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. However, psychostimulants have been linked to a variety of vascular problems, including peripheral vasculopathy. This article describes four boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who developed vasculopathy during treatment with psychostimulants.