Opiate injection–associated skin, soft tissue, and vascular infections, England, UK, 1997–2016

Dan Lewer*, Magdalena Harris, Vivian Hope

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1400-1403
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Mr. Lewer is a specialty registrar in public health, training with the London, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Deanery, and a member of the South London Health Protection Team at Public Health England. His research interests include the health of marginalized groups and the use of electronic health records for public health research.

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© 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.

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