A 19-year-old Dutch teen had struggled with ketamine and cannabis addiction before relapsing in July, resorted to putting a towel over his head and inhaling spray from a deodorant can. Doctors are using this case to showcase the dangers of inhaling aerosols.
According to the report, the teen quickly became agitated and hyperactive and then went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics attempted CPR and used a defibrillator six times to revive him. He was then placed in a medically induced coma. The teen’s brain activity never recovered and he was taken off life support nine days later. “After the brain damage the patient did not have enough brain function to sustain life,” Dr. Kelvin Harvey Kramp, of the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam said.