Successful Medical Management of Methamphetamine Induced Ileus; A Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Mohammad Moshiri, Zahra Ataee, Parastoo Rahimi, Elham Ansari, Leila Etemad

Abstract

Ileus is a very rare complication of methamphetamine (MET) intoxication. We herein report a 15-year-old non-addict girl who ingested about 5 gr of MET. She suffered from bowel obstruction manifestations. She was treated by intravenous metoclopramide and erythromycin. On next morning, she became restlessness with tachycardia and sweeting that was treated by intravenous diazepam. Abdominal-pelvic computerized tomography (CT) scan confirmed generalize dilatation in small intestine and more prominent in colon with no ischemia or mechanical obstruction. It also showed some hyperdense collections in ascending colon, sigmoid and rectum. MET was detected in her urine. On the third day, the bowel obstruction signs resolved. On fourth day, the prokinetic drugs were discontinued and whole bowel irrigation by polyethylene-glycol was performed. She passed the drug packages, and was discharged in well condition on fifth day. MET intoxication can induce ileus, specially, in the higher doses of MET and physicians should mention this rare MET presentation.

Keywords

Amphetamine; Catecholamine; Gastrointestinal; Ileus

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