Choreoathetoid disorder associated with amphetamine-like drugs

Kenneth J. Rhee, Timothy E Albertson, Jerald C. Douglas

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Three cases of an acute choreoathetoid disorder that developed after the use of an amphetamine-like drug are reported. Because of the dramatic improvement in symptoms over a few hours in these cases, we recommend observation, supportive care, and the careful oral administration of activated charcoal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988


  • Amphetamine
  • choreoathetoid movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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