, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 111-115
Date: 20 Mar 2010

Peripheral Vasculopathy Associated with Psychostimulant Treatment in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Abstract

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.