Postgrad Med J 69:874-875 doi:10.1136/pgmj.69.817.874
  • Research Article

Cerebral infarction in association with Ecstasy abuse.

  1. S. Manchanda,
  2. M. J. Connolly
  1. Department of Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK.


      A previously fit 35 year old man presented with a right hemiparesis and dysphasia 36 hours after abuse of Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Computerized axial tomography scan demonstrated an extensive acute left cerebral infarction and carotid digital subtraction angiogram, 2 days after admission, revealed left middle cerebral artery occlusion. There were no other known risk factors and all other investigations were negative. The patient made a partial recovery. We propose an association between Ecstasy abuse and cerebral infarction.