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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 14(1); 2003 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2003;14(1): 141-143.
Two Cases of Acute Fenfluramine Intoxication
Jin Woo Jeong, Seok Ran Yeom, Suck Ju Cho
Department of Emergency Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. youmori@hanmail.net
Fenfluramine is an amphetamine-derived substance first developed in the late 1960s for appetite control. Because of its known side effects at therapeutic doses, it is now controlled by the government and has been withdrawn from the market, but the underground market is still big. When over-dosed, it can produce a wide range of neurologic and cardiovascular symptoms, and even death, when a large amount is ingested. We report two cases of acute fenfluramine overdose: a fatal case with generalized seizure and pulseless electrical activity, and a case of relatively mild intoxication.
Key words: Fenfluramine, Intoxication, Acute overdose
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