Drug abuse by inhalation of volatile household product substances is uncommon, however, it can have devastating consequences. This case report describes the fatal outcome of deodorant inhalation by a 19-year-old patient in a detoxification clinic who developed a cardiac arrest after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray. Despite initial successful resuscitation, he developed a postanoxic encephalopathy with a status epilepticus resistant to extensive treatment. Inhalant abuse can be a cause of death in young patients.
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