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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 Disease , 23 (8) pp. 1400-1403. 10.3201/eid2308.170439. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Opiate Injection-Associated Skin, Soft Tissue, and Vascular Infections, England, UK, 1997-2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3201/eid2308.170439
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.3201/eid2308.170439
Language: English
Additional information: Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal in the public domain. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. In accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access, users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Because the journal is in the public domain, its usage policy also conforms to conditions set for by Creative Commons.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070985
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