Bertho, Emile; Ratte, Jean; Jlia, Jean Ui; Gagnon, Jean-Claude
September 1969
Angiology;Sep1969, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p455
Academic Journal
The article informs that chronic ergotism appears both epidemically and sporadically with drug-induced etiology. These two forms constitute poisoning by ergot alkaloids, which are derivatives of lysergic acid. Here a case of chronic poisoning by ergotamine tartrate is presented, interesting by the appearance of acute circulatory signs which occurred during suppression of the medication. These signs were confirmed by roentgenogram and necessitated surgical treatment. A 62-year-oId unmarried woman, who was neurodystonic, consulted in February 1966 for a violent headache osteoarticular cervicooccipital pains.


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