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Prevention of Infection in Patients Who Inject Drugs

Purpose:

To help a patient who injects drugs to reduce the risk of infectious complications.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

physical and lifestyle, compliance/adherence

ICD-10:

F11, F19, Z50.3

Description:

People who inject drugs are at high risk for a variety of infections. Certain practices can significantly reduce the risk but are unlikely to eliminate them entirely.

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