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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and Ecstasy abuse.
  1. J A Pittman,
  2. J C Pounsford
  1. Department of Medicine, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

    Abstract

    Ecstasy is an illegal recreationally used drug. A case of a young woman who had taken this drug and was found to have a spontaneous pneumomediastinum is reported. The association of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with drug abuse is discussed. The possible mechanism for this complication of Ecstasy, which has not been previously reported, is discussed.

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