A 16-year-old boy with combined volatile and alcohol dependence: A case report

Soumya Sachdeva, Raghu Gandhi, Pankaj Verma, Arshdeep Kaur, Rohit Kapoor

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Abstract

Substance abuse has been defined as the use of chemical substances for non medical purposes in order to achieve alterations in psychological functioning. The substances commonly abused in India include nicotine, alcohol, cannabis and opioids. However, the use of solvents and propellants is also on the rise as these are inexpensive, legally available household, industrial, office and automobile products; which are more commonly available to children and adolescents. We hereby describe a 16-year-old boy with combined volatile and alcohol abuse; who presented with increasing ataxia, visual and hearing disturbances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)VD01-VD03
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Diffuse cerebral and cerebellar atrophy
  • Polychloroprene solvent
  • Sensorineural hearing loss

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