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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Other problems to consider in the differential diagnosis of cocaine toxicity include the following:

  • CNS structural disorders (eg, hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, other intracranial hemorrhage, tumor, embolus, abscess, contusion)
  • Drug withdrawal
  • Hypoxemia
  • Mania
  • Thiamine deficiency
  • Xanthine toxicity
  • Water and electrolyte imbalance

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