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Xylometazoline misuse

Acute ischemic stroke following xylometazoline misuse for an upper respiratory tract infection: case report

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      Xylometazoline misuse was considered instead of abuse, as the man received xylometazoline for an upper respiratory tract infection.


    1. Desai S, et al. Sympathomimetic drug (xylometazoline) abuse and acute ischemic stroke. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 405 (Suppl.): 52 (plus poster), 15 Oct 2019. Available from: URL: [abstract]

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    Xylometazoline misuse. Reactions Weekly 1791, 260 (2020).

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