Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Cocaine overdose may resemble the following:

Consider the diagnosis of phenytoin toxicity in cocaine users who present with lethargy or cerebellar findings. Signs of phenytoin toxicity are correlated with serum levels and include nystagmus, ataxia, dysarthria, lethargy, hypotension, and coma.


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