What are the sequelae of IV cocaine use?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Other sequelae that may be observed with intravenous drug use include the following:

  • HIV infection
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Abscesses
  • Viral and talc-induced hepatitis
  • Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
  • Foreign-particle pulmonary emboli
  • Tetanus
  • Malaria
  • Cotton fever

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