Anthrax in Heroin Users

Deresinski, Stan
September 2010
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2010, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p52
The article discusses anthrax infections in heroin users. It states that most cases of anthrax infection are caused by injecting heroin into the muscles, or smoking or snorting. Symptoms include dermal ulcer and marked edema and some depend on the stage of the disease. It also mentions that contaminated heroin can also be the source of infection or intoxications to injection-drug users.


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