Acute and Chronic Toxicity Pattern in Ketamine Abusers in Hong Kong

Journal of Medical Toxicology, 05/17/2012

Yiu–Cheung C – Demographically, there is a male predominance, and the majority is between the ages of 10–39. For the acute cases, 48 % presented with neurological features such as confusion, drowsiness, or transient loss of consciousness which usually subside with supportive care in a few hours. For the chronic cases, 92 % of them presented with features of ketamine cystitis while about 66 % presented with chronic abdominal pain.

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