Cocaine Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 30, 2016
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to consider in the differential diagnosis of cocaine toxicity include the following:

  • CNS structural disorders (eg, hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, other intracranial hemorrhage, tumor, embolus, abscess, contusion)

  • Drug withdrawal

  • Hypoxemia

  • Mania

  • Thiamine deficiency

  • Xanthine toxicity

  • Water and electrolyte imbalance

Differential Diagnoses