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Toxic Leukoencephalopathy and Delayed Neuropsychosis after Opioid Overdose

Moises Gallegos* and Farzad Soleimani

Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Moises Gallegos
Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Health Sciences University, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Tel: 6263799835
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 07, 2016; Accepted date: December 16, 2016; Published date: December 20, 2016

Citation: Gallegos M, Soleimani F (2016) Toxic Leukoencephalopathy and Delayed Neuropsychosis after Opioid Overdose. J Clin Toxicol 6:332. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000332

Copyright: © 2016 Gallegos M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

First time neuro-psychiatric disorders in the emergency department present a challenging and broad differential. Physicians often anchor on recent substance abuse as a possible cause of acute mental status change. Overlooked, however, is the occurrence of delayed sequelae as a result of a severe intoxication. This article describes the occurrence of neurologic injury at a delayed interval following an opioid induced episode of prolonged unresponsiveness.

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