Cotton fever: an evanescent process mimicking sepsis in an intravenous drug abuser.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Although many complications of intravenous drug abuse are well described, "cotton fever" has had little mention in recent medical literature. Cotton fever is street terminology for the post-injection fever experienced by many drug users after "shooting up" with heroin reclaimed from a previously used cotton filter. CASE REPORT We report on a 22… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.11.090

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@article{Torka2013CottonFA, title={Cotton fever: an evanescent process mimicking sepsis in an intravenous drug abuser.}, author={Pallawi Torka and Sonja J. Gill}, journal={The Journal of emergency medicine}, year={2013}, volume={44 6}, pages={e385-7} }