intravenous drug use


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intravenous drug use

Intravenous drug abuse The habitual IV injection of drugs of abuse Epidemiology In the US ± 2.5 million–population ± 235 million have used IVDs Infections Pyogenic–eg, endocarditis, pneumonia, sepsis Common agents S pneumoniae, H influenzae, hepatitis–HBV, alcoholic, STD, TB
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So greater number of years in intravenous drug use is linked with positive HCV.15
Neither cocaine abuse, with its consequent high-risk patterns of sexual activity and intravenous drug use, nor the spread of AIDS into the general population seem to be abating.
AIDS sexual behavior and intravenous drug use. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989.
The patient had a history of intravenous drug use and alcoholism but was not infected with HIV.
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