1Department of Neurology, Annunziata Hospital, Italy
2Department of Neurology, Madonna del Soccorso Hospital, S Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
3Stroke Unit, Cardarelli Hospital, Napoli, Italy
4Department of Health Science, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance Unit, Mater Domini University Hospital, Italy
*Corresponding author: Antonio Siniscalchi, MD, Department of Neurology, Annunziata Hospital,Via Felice Migliori, 187100-Cosenza, Italy
Submission: February 27, 2018; Published: March 27, 2018
ISSN: 2578-0239Volume1 Issue3
Increasing evidence supports the relationship between substance abuse and stroke [1-4], Cocaine induces both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke and the stroke type significantly varied according to type of cocaine formulation as well as contaminants and between current and previous cocaine users . In fact, crack-use is associated with both ischaemic and hemorrhagic strokes while cocaine hydrochloride-use with hemorrhagic strokes [1,2]. Multiple mechanisms may be involved in the genesis of ischemic stroke in cocaine users.