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Devastating Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Caused by Methamphetamine Injection Into Cheek

Tiffany Ynosencio, MD; Avery Smith, MD; Joseph Guileyardo, MD; Adan Mora, MD
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Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A144. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.150
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SESSION TITLE: Critical Care

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon condition with a 5% mortality rate in the acute phase. Though causes are variable, only 10% are due to infection. We present a case of a young woman with devastating multivessel thrombosis caused by an abscess in her left cheek where methamphetamine was injected.

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