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Spontaneous spinal subarachnoid haemorrhage : a complication of alcohol withdrawal therapy

Yaldizli, O. and Euler, S. and Willi, B. and Wiesbeck, G. A. and Wurst, F. M.. (2008) Spontaneous spinal subarachnoid haemorrhage : a complication of alcohol withdrawal therapy. Drug and alcohol review, Vol. 27, H. 4. pp. 429-432.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6005244

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Non-traumatic spontaneous idiopathic spinal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SSH) is extremely rare. So far, only 12 cases have been described in the literature and there are no data regarding the association between alcohol dependence and SSH. CASE SUMMARY: We report the first case of an alcohol-dependent patient with an idiopathic non-traumatic cervical subarachnoid haemorrhage after alcohol withdrawal therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should be aware of alcohol dependence as an independent risk factor for not only intracranial, but subarachnoid haemorrhage. We recommend performing spinal imaging in alcoholics with sudden onset of severe neck or back pain, even if neurological deficits are absent or coagulation parameters are normal.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Lang)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Lang)
UniBasel Contributors:Wiesbeck, Gerhard A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Informa Healthcare
ISSN:0959-5236
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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