Drugs & Bugs: Complications of Addictive Disorders

Andrew Nguyen, MD
Friday, August 16, 2019
Category: Bacterial Infections, Cardiac Infections, Central Nervous System Infections, Mould Infections, Orthopedic Infections, Pulmonary Infections, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Dr. Nguyen examines the complex problem of the addiction crisis, a major cause of morbidity and death in much of the US, and especially in the state of Florida. He first discusses the epidemiology of addictive disorders and the US states where these patients are more likely to be found. He then discusses specific addiction-related medical syndromes, including acute eosinophilic pneumonia, crack cocaine lung, complications of body packing, fungal sinusitis, endocarditis, skin and soft tissue infections, fungal pneumonia, and other septic complications of injection drug use

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