Chapter 9. Ergotism

  1. Rodney A. White MD1 and
  2. Larry H. Hollier MD2
  1. Roger F.J. Shepherd

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch9

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

How to Cite

Shepherd, R. F.J. (2005) Ergotism, in Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition (eds R. A. White and L. H. Hollier), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470987094.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

  2. 2

    Dean, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122023

Online ISBN: 9780470987094

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Keywords:

  • ergot;
  • prazosin hydrochloride;
  • ergonovine;
  • dihydroergotamine;
  • extremity ischemia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Pharmacology of ergot alkaloids

  • Ergot preparations

  • Toxic effects of ergot

  • Clinical manifestations

  • Unusual effects of ergotism

  • Treatment of ergotism

  • Conclusion