Ergot poisoning is an uncommon but recognized cause of peripheral vascular ischemia and lower extremity gangrene. The traditional management of ergot-related vasospasm includes withdrawal of the inciting compound and supportive care. The authors report a rare case of ergotism related to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) ingestion and describe unconventional treatment of associated extensive lower extremity vasospasm with use of balloon percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine