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The potential dangers of mephedrone in people with diabetes: a case report

Wong, Mo Lee and Holt, Richard I. G. (2011) The potential dangers of mephedrone in people with diabetes: a case report Drug Testing and Analysis, 3, (7-8), pp. 464-465. (doi:10.1002/dta.316). (PMID:21755609).

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Mephedrone is a cathinone derivative that has been used as a ‘legal high’ but was re-classified in the UK as a class B (intermediate category) drug. This report describes an 18-year-old man with type 1 diabetes who developed ketoacidosis following self-reported mephedrone use. Cathinone compounds may directly increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis by stimulating the central nervous system but may also indirectly impair an individual's ability to manage their diabetes through changes in cognitive function and behaviour.

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Published date: August 2011
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 201307
ISSN: 1942-7603
PURE UUID: d7c3c27a-27d7-40ca-be3f-1bccadc2591e
ORCID for Richard I. G. Holt: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 27 Oct 2011 10:24
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:13

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Author: Mo Lee Wong

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