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First Peds THC death

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Sounds like a leap to me. Wouldn't it be more prudent (and scientific) to call it a case of idiopathic myocarditis? Especially when no known mechanism for THC induced myocarditis has been established.

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Sounds like a leap to me. Wouldn't it be more prudent (and scientific) to call it a case of idiopathic myocarditis? Especially when no known mechanism for THC induced myocarditis has been established.


If it’s on a death certificate it has to be real (just like the internet)

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What’s the mechanism through which THC would cause myocarditis?

 

I’ve never heard of that correlation before, and god knows I’ve seen more than my fair share of THC enthusiasts during my ED career! (And my husband’s Grateful Dead “career”, more to the point.)

 

 

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I suppose anything can happen - I almost cardioverted a guy that came in tachycardic and freaking out...turned out a "friend" (who I'm surprised wasn't black and blue in the bed beside him and I told him as much) had given him some special cookies without telling him they were laced with weed.  I suppose if the kid was wound up long enough, its possible...but, as they always taught us in school, association =/= causation.  The myocarditis could well be from a usual suspect, like some virus we can't see/find/test for or just plain old idiopathic.

Will sit and eat popcorn waiting for more...talking of dope is giving me the munchies, lol.

 

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“We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the director of medical toxicology at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.

Nappe, who co-authored the report with Christopher Hoyte, explained that the doctors simply observed this unusual sequence of events, documented it and alerted the medical community that it is worth studying a possible relationship between cannabis and the child’s cause of death, myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle.

Their observations appeared in the August edition of the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine as a case report, which is significantly different from a scientific study or research report that can be used to establish a causal relationship.

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2 hours ago, GetMeOuttaThisMess said:

At this point I'm not sure what they trying say that they didn't say but maybe wanted to say.

What he said...

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