Cocaine-related maternal death

Gene Burkett, Emmalee S Bandstra, J. Cohen, Bernard W Steele, D. Palow

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Hemodynamic overload, cardiac ischemia, and arrhythmia are postulated to originate from 'sex-cocaine' syndrome resulting in maternal and fetal death. High concentrations of cocaine and metabolites in maternal blood, urine, and nasal secretions confirmed recent ingestion. Changes in the maternal life-style may have contributed to the poor pregnancy outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990



  • maternal death
  • sex-cocaine syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Burkett, G., Bandstra, E. S., Cohen, J., Steele, B. W., & Palow, D. (1990). Cocaine-related maternal death. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 163(1 I), 40-41.