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Infections in IV Drug Users  


Author:  Lucas  Wolf, MD.


Source: Volume 01, Number 06, September/October 2000 , pp.86-86(1)




Correctional Health Care Report

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Abstract: 

Infections are extremely common among people who self-inject drugs. Virtually every regular IV drug user (IVDU) will eventually have an infectious complication requiring medical evaluation. This occurs due to a variety of factors.

Keywords: sterile technique, self-neglect, underlying health problems, blood, bone, heart, hepatitis, HIV

Affiliations:  1: Northeast Health System.

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