Illicit drugs and toxins and critical care seizures

Maggie L. McNulty*, Andreas Luft, Thomas P Bleck

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Seizures caused by ingestion of drugs and toxins often require specific treatment aimed at terminating epileptiform activity and eliminating the toxin. Withdrawal from regularly ingested drugs can also be accompanied by seizures requiring ICU care. This chapter discusses diagnostic and therapeutic particularities of seizures induced by drugs of abuse, environmental toxins, and heavy metals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Clinical Neurology
PublisherHumana Press Inc
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameCurrent Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)1559-0585


  • Heavy metals
  • Illicit drugs
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Opiates
  • Sedatives
  • Seizures
  • Solvents
  • Stimulants
  • Tin
  • Toxins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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