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Symptoms and effects of bath salt use

Amarillo, Texas - Many of the people hospitalized because of bath salts suffered potentially deadly cardiovascular symptoms including Tachycardia, chest pain, and Hypertension.
  

Other symptoms that affect the neurological system include agitation, hallucinations, confusion, and seizures. Respiratory symptoms include hyperventilation, along with other symptoms such as fever and electrolyte abnormalities.
  
The Texas Panhandle Poison Centers says there are over 80 symptoms associated with bath salts and not everyone is affected the same way.

Clinical effects

Cardiovascular
asystole
bradycardia
cardiac arrest
chest pain
conduction disturbance
dysrhythmia
ECG change
hypotension
hypertension
tachycardia

Dermal
ecchymosis
edema
erythema
irritation/pain
pallor
pruritus
rash

Gastrointestinal
abdominal pain
anorexia
blood in rectum
dehydration
diarrhea
hematemesis
nausea
oral irritation
throat irritation
vomiting

Hematological
ASTALT low
ASTALT high
Bilirubin increased
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Other coagulopathy
LFT abnormal

Neurological
agitation
ataxia
coma
confusion
CVA
dizziness
drowsiness
dystonia
fasciculations
hallucinations
headache
intracranial bleed
muscle rigidity
muscle weakness
numbness
seizures
slurred speech
syncope
tremor

Ocular
blurred vision
irritation/pain
mydriasis
nystagmus
pupil nonreactive
red eye
visual defect

Renal
creatinine
hematuria
hemoglobin/myoglobin anomaly
oliguria/anuria
oxalate crystals
renal failure
urinary incontinence
Resipratory
cough/choke
dyspnea
hyperventilation
pneumonitis
respiratory arrest
respiratory depression
X-ray findings

Miscellaneous
acidosis
adverse reaction to treatment
alkalosis
anion gap increase
bleeding not specified
CPK elevated
diaphoresis
electrolyte abnormality
fever
hyperglycemia
hypoglycemia
hypothermia
osmolal gap increased
pain not specified
rhabdomyolysis

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