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What are the medical complications associated with cocaine use?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Many: Cardiovascular, pulmonary, gasrtrointestinal, neurological , psychiatric , obstetric . Can cause mi, hypertension, hemoptsis, pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax, cerebrovascular accidents, in regards to obstetrics beside babies going into withdrawal yhey can be small for gestational age . To summarize not a good thing to use or abuse
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
You name it: Iv coke- aids, hep b/c, endocarditis, brain abscess, pneumonia, lung abscess, small and large vessel vasculitis, local infection, bone abscess; snorted- perforated nasal septum, sinusitis, uri; smoked- "crack" lung, a lung disease marked by widespread lung scarring all coke - psychosis, paranoia, schizophrenia-like disorder, homicide, suicide, aggression, violence, depression, heart attack, death.

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