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News Articles: Rotting Flesh and Cocaine
Crystal Meth Users Doctors discovered that Cocaine abusers are at a much further risk for health problems.

Symptoms such as blood pressure problems, stroke, and hallucinations, are not the only thing Cocaine users must worry about; they must also be concerned with rotting flesh.

In a publication of Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors discussed two cases of women with a history of Cocaine abuse who both suffered symptoms consisting of purple lesions on the face, ears, legs, and other parts of the body.

Doctors claimed that these symptoms are common for toxicity with Levamisole, an approved anti-worming agent used for veterinary purposes typically used to treat cattle, sheep and pigs. The substance was once used to treat autoimmune diseases, kidney disorders, and cancer in humans in the U.S. but since has been banned for its side effects.

These effects, doctors claim, are being seen in Cocaine users, ranging from a variety of symptoms. The least serious being skin lesions, which are easily treatable and go away in time The most serious side effect being Agranulocytosis, a disease that effects white blood cell content and which requires hospitalization to cure.

Doctors claim that up to eighty percent of Cocaine being brought into the U.S. is being cut with Levamisole. Whether itís to increase the effects of the Cocaine or to increase the profit margins, it is still unknown. Only one thing can be known for sure, it is not in any way a healthy alternative.

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