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Delayed Postanoxic Encephalopathy After Heroin Use

LEON M. PROTASS, M.D.
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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Leon M. Protass, M.D., Division of Neurology, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 111 E. 210th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10467


Bronx, New York


Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):738-739. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-738
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A 16-year-old boy presented in coma and hypoxic from heroin overdose. After initial improvement he lapsed into prolonged coma with decerebrate posturing. His course corresponded to reported cases of delayed postanoxic encephalopathy associated with other causes.

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