Phencyclidine Poisoning

Theodore G. Tong, Neal L. Benowitz, Charles E. Becker, Peter J. Forni, Udo Boerner

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Phencyclidine hydrochloride abuse has become increasingly common and should be considered in patients with unexplained acute psychosis, dystonic reactions, status epilepticus, or coma. Two phencyclidine-intoxicated patients had bizarre combinations of disorientation, hallucination, agitation, and dyskinetic motor activity. Supportive care and reduction of sensory stimulation are the basis for management of the symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-513
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 3 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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