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Neurological Manifestations of Chronic Methadone Maintenance Therapy: Case Report and Literature Review
  • Ulviyya Gasimova,
  • Khurram Afzal,
  • Ani Acharya
Ulviyya Gasimova
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Khurram Afzal
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Ani Acharya
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Abstract

Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication used for maintenance therapy in heroin addiction. Presenting a case of a patient on methadone therapy who developed neurological complications as mental status changes and choreiform movements. Workup revealed lesions involving the subcortical white matter and basal ganglia. and movements improved with treatment.