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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 1;45(9):1200-3. Epub 2007 Sep 25.

Nationwide increase in the number of hospitalizations for illicit injection drug use-related infective endocarditis.

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National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, USA. hcoope3@sph.emory.edu

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal consequence of illicit injection drug use. We estimate that the number of hospitalization for injection drug use-related infective endocarditis increased by 38%-66% in the United States between 2000-2001 and 2002-2003, a period during which the number of at-risk persons (i.e., injection drug users) remained stable. Increasing methamphetamine use and/or drug injection frequency may have increased the incidence of infective endocarditis among active injection drug users.

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17918083
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PMC2567828
DOI:
10.1086/522176
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