Case Report

A New Problem of Adolescents: “Bonsai”


  • Özlem Gül
  • Dolunay Gürses
  • Emine Özdemir
  • Ferhat Yıldız

Received Date: 17.12.2015 Accepted Date: 08.03.2016 J Pediatr Res 2017;4(3):163-166

Synthetic cannabinoids have been increasingly used by adolescents in the recent years. In our country, synthetic cannabinoids are known as “bonsai”. They may cause neuropsychiatric effects such as psychosis, agitation, ataxia, convulsion, hallucinations, and may also cause cardiovascular symptoms such as tachycardia, systolic hypertension, postural hypotension and chest pain. In this article, three adolescent males are reported, who were admitted to the emergency department with severe chest pain and significantly higher cardiac enzymes, and who claimed to have used “bonsai”.

Keywords: Bonsai, chest pain, synthetic cannabinoids, troponin

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