TITLE

Emergency Department Visits After Use of a Drug Sold as "Bath Salts" -- Michigan, November 13, 2010-March 31, 2011

AUTHOR(S)
Benzie, Fred; Hekman, Kimberly; Cameron, Lorraine; Wade, David R.; Miller, Corinne; Smolinske, Susan; Warrick, Brandon
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/20/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 19, p624
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on an epidemiological report by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) on emergency department (ED) cases due to use of a drug sold as "bath salts." MDCH contacted the Children's Hospital of Michigan Poison Control Center (PCC) which has monitored ED visits. 35 patients, aged 20-55 years, in Michigan were identified for drug intoxication. From the 35 patients, 24 (69%) had history of drug abuse, while 11 (31%) reported polysubstance abuse, and 12 (34%) had intravenous drug abuse.
ACCESSION #
60803358

 

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