Infections in Intravenous Drug Abusers

Infections in Intravenous Drug Abusers

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This timely volume is the first comprehensive textbook to deal with the medical complications of intravenous drug users, who are uniquely susceptible to bacterial infection. The book is designed to assist all medical personnel, regardless of their level of experience in treating this difficult patient population. The range of coverage is up-to-date and truly thorough. Topics include epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical syndromes, diagnosis and treatment issues, taking into account the altered immune system of the IV drug user. Guidelines for managing patients in a hospital setting are provided, with specific attention to infection control measures, psychiatric issues, and emergency care. Many helpful photographs illustrate actual cases.show more

Product details

  • Hardback
  • 160.27 x 242.82 x 30.48mm | 961.61g
  • OXFORD UNIV PR
  • English
  • 019506223X
  • 9780195062236