A Case of Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Flakka)-Induced Ischemic Stroke

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Heinonen , T , Korvenoja , A & Pekkonen , E 2021 , ' A Case of Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Flakka)-Induced Ischemic Stroke ' , Case Reports in Neurology , vol. 13 , no. 1 , pp. 131-134 . https://doi.org/10.1159/000512811

Title: A Case of Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Flakka)-Induced Ischemic Stroke
Author: Heinonen, Tommi; Korvenoja, Antti; Pekkonen, Eero
Contributor organization: Faculty of Medicine
Neurologian yksikkö
Helsinki University Hospital Area
University of Helsinki
Department of Neurosciences
HUS Medical Imaging Center
HUS Diagnostic Center
HUS Neurocenter
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Case Reports in Neurology
ISSN: 1662-680X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000512811
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/331875
Abstract: Alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) is a designer drug, the mechanism of action of which resembles that of cocaine and amphetamine. New data about the side effects of alpha-PVP are emerging. We present a case report of an acute ischemic stroke following the recreational use of alpha-PVP. The ischemic lesions were located in the middle cerebral artery and deep watershed areas of the left cerebral hemisphere. Occupational therapy and physiotherapy were initiated, and the patient was discharged with only a mild right hemiparesis.
Subject: Recreational drug
3112 Neurosciences
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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