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Rhabdomyolysis After LSD Ingestion

Rhabdomyolysis After LSD Ingestion

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    Berrens Z, Lammers J, White C.
    Psychosomatics. 2010 Jul;51(4):356-356.e3

    Rhabdomyolysis involves the release of intracellular contents secondary to muscle
    cell injury; it generally presents with muscle pain and weakness. Illicit drugs, including phencyclidine, MDMA (“ecstasy”), and cocaine, are frequently documented as a cause of rhabdomyolysis.

    Objective: The authors review the literature on LSD-associated rhabdomyolysis. Method:
    The authors provide a new case report of a previously health patient who suffered rhabdomyolysis after LSD ingestion.

    Results: Although frequently listed as a cause of rhabdomyolysis, there are only limited reports of rhabdomyolysis in patients who have ingested LSD. Discussion: The discussion outlines potential mechanisms and management of LSD-associated rhabdomyolysis. Consultation psychiatrists may be called to assist in management of acute mental-status changes or agitation associated with LSD intoxication in addition to facilitating subsequent chemical dependency treatment.