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Methamphetamine-induced renal pseudovasculitis: Suspicion is the key. Clin Case Rep 2019 Feb;7(2):381-382

Date

03/09/2019

Pubmed ID

30847211

Pubmed Central ID

PMC6389488

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.1976

Abstract

It is important to recognize drug-induced vasculitis as patients with true vasculitis often require immunosuppressive therapy and delay in treatment can result in significant mortality. Illicit drug use (specifically methamphetamine and cocaine) should be in the differential diagnosis of vasculitis as it typically resolves with cessation of the drug.

Author List

Chamarthi G, Lee Loy J, Koratala A

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin