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Acute myelopathy in association with heroin addiction
  1. J J Ell,
  2. D Uttley,
  3. J R Silver
  1. Department of Neurology, The Middlesex Hospital, London
  2. The National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury


    The occurrence of spinal cord lesions in association with self-administration of heroin is a recognised entity in the United States of America which has not up to now been reported in British literature. Three cases are described, the literature reviewed and possible aetiological factors discussed.

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