Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Bottoms Up: Methamphetamine Toxicity from an Unusual Route
- Author(s): Gupta, Malkeet
- Bailey, Scott
- Lovato, Luis M
- et al.
Methamphetamine (MA) use is becoming commonplace, and emergency physicians (EPs) are seeing patients with abuse-associated complications. Previous reports have described inhalational and intravenous routes. We present the second case of rectal MA abuse in the literature. Trans-rectal use is important for EPs to consider because ongoing absorption of massive quantities may be averted upon detection. Additionally, trans-rectal abuse risks anorectal trauma and vascular necrosis with colonic perforation.