What are the health risks of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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For individuals with one addictive disorder, the risk of having a second addictive disorder is increased 7-fold.

People who use cocaine have an increased incidence of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Crack cocaine use during pregnancy has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. A systematic review and meta-analysis found significantly increased risk of preterm delivery, placental displacement, reduced head circumference, and low birth weight. [65]


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