Risk factors for developing a cutaneous injection-related infection among injection drug users: a cohort study

@article{LloydSmith2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for developing a cutaneous injection-related infection among injection drug users: a cohort study},
  author={Elisa Lloyd-Smith and Evan Wood and Ruth Yuee Zhang and Mark Tyndall and Julio S. G. Montaner and Thomas Kerr},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={405 - 405}
}
BACKGROUND Cutaneous injection-related infections (CIRI), such as abscesses and cellulitis, are common and preventable among injection drug users (IDU). However, risk factors for CIRI have not been well described in the literature. We sought to characterize the risk factors for current CIRI among individuals who use North America's first supervised injection facility (SIF). METHODS A longitudinal analysis of factors associated with developing a CIRI among participants enrolled in the… CONTINUE READING
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