Abscess and self-treatment among injection drug users at four California syringe exchanges and their surrounding communities.

@article{Fink2013AbscessAS,
  title={Abscess and self-treatment among injection drug users at four California syringe exchanges and their surrounding communities.},
  author={David S Fink and Suzanne Lindsay and Donald J. Slymen and Alex H Kral and Ricky N Bluthenthal},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={523-31}
}
This study aimed to identify the prevalence and determinants of soft tissue infections and self-treatment among injection drug users (IDUs) in California. The study interviewed 864 IDUs in California using computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) from 2003 to 2005. Multiple logistic regression analyses were performed to examine adjusted associations for recent abscess and abscess self-treatment. In these analyses, Latinos had higher odds than African Americans to self-treat, while IDUs… CONTINUE READING
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