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Prevalence Rates of Acute Injection Related Injuries in a Sample of Persons Who Inject Drugs in Phoenix, Arizona

Abstract Opioid use in the United States is skyrocketing. Overdose deaths have increased 433% in

the last decade and will continue climbing. In addition to the mortality caused by illicit

opioid misuse, morbidity rates have also risen. People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

demonstrate higher rates of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus

(HCV), Endocarditis, Persistent Abscesses, Staphylococcus Aureus (S. aureus, Staph)

and other skin infections. This thesis serves as (1) a systematic review of the differences

in health conditions experienced by PWID and (2) an examination of the trends in skin

and soft tissue infection from a small sample in Phoenix, Arizona. The author argues that

PWID suffer from an increased rate of comorbid con... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Cohen, William (Author) / Mendoza, Natasha (Advisor) / Wolfersteig, Wendy (Committee member) / McLoone, Claire (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Health / Heroin / Infection / Inject / Opioid / Risks
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Social Work 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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