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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2006;24(5): 465-467.
식욕억제제로 사용된 펜디메트라진(phendimetrazine)과 연관된 허혈성 뇌졸중 1예
박종관, 홍근식 조용진 정상욱a 오은진 박소영 이동하 조중양
인제대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실, 동국대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실a
A Case of Ischemic Stroke Associated with Phendimetrazine as an Appetite Suppressant
Jong-Kwan Park
Department of Neurology, Inje University College of Medicine, Ilsan; Department of Neurology, Dongguk University College of Medicinea, Ilsan, Korea
Abstract
The published case series have suggested that appetite suppressants had some association with the development of stroke. Phendimetrazine is an appetite suppressant with sympathomimetic activity and it has a similar chemical structure with amphetamines. We report that a 22-year-old woman who had taken phendimetrazine for one month developed sudden right homonymous hemianopsia. MRI showed acute infarction in the territory of left posterior cerebral artery (PCA). Phendimetrazine should be considered as a cause of ischemic stroke.KeyWords:Phendimetrazine, Appetite suppressant, Ischemic stroke