Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 995–996 | Cite as

MDMA induced hyperthermia: Report of a fatality and review of current therapy

  • K. J. Dar
  • M. E. McBrien
Case Report


Ingestion of 3,4-methylene dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as “Ecstasy”, can produce toxicity that is characterised by hyperthermia, coagulopathy, rhabdomyolysis and renal failure. We report a fatality associated with MDMA ingestion and briefly review the current literature on MDMA-induced hyperthermia.

Key words

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Ecstasy Hyperthermia 


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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Dar
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. E. McBrien
    • 2
  1. 1.New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and AnaesthesiaKettering General HospitalKetteringUK

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