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Ergotamine abuse and extra-hepatic portal hypertension.
  1. P. E. Fisher,
  2. D. B. Silk,
  3. N. Menzies-Gow,
  4. M. Dingle


    Arterial complications following ergotamine therapy have been well recognized since the beginning of this century. Venous complications, however, have only rarely been reported. A 48 year old Nigerian woman developed extra-hepatic portal hypertension coincident with a chronic overdosage of ergotamine. The literature elucidating the possible mechanisms involved is reviewed.

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