Opiate Injection-Associated Skin, Soft Tissue, and Vascular Infections, England, UK, 1997-2016


Lewer, D; Harris, M; Hope, V; (2017) Opiate Injection-Associated Skin, Soft Tissue, and Vascular Infections, England, UK, 1997-2016. Emerging infectious diseases, 23 (8). pp. 1400-1403. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2308.170439

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Abstract

In England, UK, hospital admissions caused by bacterial infections associated with opioid use have increased annually since 2012, after 9 years of decline, mirroring trends in overdose deaths. The increase occurred among persons of both sexes and in all age groups and suggests preventive measures need reviewing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
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PubMed ID: 28726606
Web of Science ID: 405673200027
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4339283

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