Haynes, C. Doyle
April 1968
Angiology;Apr1968, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p199
Academic Journal
A case of ergotism producing a segmental block of the femoral artery is presented. Arteriograms demonstrate the block, and follow-up arteriogram show reversal of the spasm causing the block. The unusual arterial changes are demonstrated. From this case it can be inferred that ergot poisoning can cause a localized spasm in a major vessel and that anyone complaining of symptoms suggestive of arterial insufficiency should be questioned closely about the use of ergot-containing medications.


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