Cocaine use and the risk for endocarditis in intravenous drug users

Chambers, HF; Morris, DL; Täuber, MG; Modin, G (1987). Cocaine use and the risk for endocarditis in intravenous drug users. Annals of internal medicine, 106(6), pp. 833-6. Philadelphia, Pa.: American College of Physicians

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Endocarditis is a relatively frequent infection in intravenous drug users. We compared features in the cases of 102 patients with those in intravenous drug users with other causes of fever to identify risk factors predictive of endocarditis. Logistic regression analysis showed cocaine use to be strongly associated with endocarditis. This special risk involving cocaine use has not been reported previously; the explanation for it may provide insight into the pathogenesis of endocarditis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Täuber, Martin G.

ISSN:

0003-4819

ISBN:

3579070

Publisher:

American College of Physicians

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:17

PubMed ID:

3579070

Web of Science ID:

A1987H703200008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25815 (FactScience: 61005)

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