What is the role of EEG in the evaluation of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Coma has several possible etiologies in the cocaine-toxic patient, including the second (nonconvulsive) stage of status epilepticus. Therefore, immediate electroencephalography (EEG) is indicated in patients presenting with unexplained coma in whom this is thought to be a possibility.

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