LSD Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Paul P Rega, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Stephen L Thornton, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Toxins to consider in the differential diagnosis of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) toxicity include other psychedelics or entactogens and other agents, such as the following:

Metabolic conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of LSD toxicity include the following:

  • Hypoxia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Electrolyte abnormalities

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of LSD toxicity include the following:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Heat-related illnesses
  • CNS infection
  • CNS neoplasms
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Encephalitis
  • Aseptic meningitis

Differential Diagnoses