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Acute iodine toxicity from a suspected oral methamphetamine ingestion

Iodine toxicity can result from oral use of methamphetamine.

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    Study Author(s):
    Marilyn N. Bulloch
    Journal Name:
    Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports
    Publication Date:
    November 17, 2014
    From the Abstract:

    CASE REPORT: A male in his early 20's presented with gastrointestinal symptoms, chills, fever, tachycardia, and tachypnea after orally ingesting a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. The patient had elevated levels of serum creatinine, liver function tests, and bands on arrival, which returned to within normal limits by day 4 of admission. Based on the patient's narrow anion gap, halogen levels were ordered on day 3 and indicated iodine toxicity. This is thought to be the first documented case of iodine toxicity secondary to suspected oral methamphetamine abuse.