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Gastrointestinal Complications of Cocaine Abuse

  • David H. Van Thiel
  • Joshua A. Perper
Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 10)

Abstract

The mechanisms thought to be responsible for cocaine-associated gastrointestinal injury are presented. In addition, the literature available concerning the enteric consequences of cocaine use is reviewed.

Keywords

Ischemic Colitis Intestinal Ischemia Gastrointestinal Complication Cocaine Abuse Gastric Perforation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Van Thiel
    • 1
  • Joshua A. Perper
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Allegheny County Coroner’s Office, Departments of Pathology and Epidemiology, School of Medicine and School of Public HealthUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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