‘Poppers’ Use Tied to Maculopathy

Source: Medscape

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Medical Studies


Using “poppers,” which are volatile alkyl nitrite compounds inhaled for their sexual enhancement and psychoactive effects, can be associated with maculopathy, according to a new case series from the U.K. "This was a small study of 12 cases, but it adds to previous reports of poppers maculopathy, and we suspect there may be many more unidentified clinical and subclinical cases in areas where poppers use is prevalent,” Dr. Rebecca Rewbury from Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, in Brighton, told Reuters Health by email.

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