Cocaine intoxication is a self descriptive condition
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
History Of Present Illness:
Hallucinations: visual and tactile hallucinations (i.e. bugs crawling on the skin) can be present with this condition.
Vital signs may show signs of sympathetic stimulation:
- Dilated pupils
WHAT ELSE ARE WE CONCERNED ABOUT?
Myocardial infarction: this medication can cause a coronary vasospasm, which can lead to an acute MI.
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