What is the role of CT scanning in the evaluation of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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American College of Emergency Physicians guidelines recommend brain CT for a patient presenting with first-time seizure. Perrone and Hoffman recommend CT scan of the head in all patients with cocaine-associated seizures, as intracranial pathology is often identified. [44]


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