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Intravenous drug user

Intravenous drug users (IVDU) (also known as intravenous drug abusers (IVDA)) is a descriptor applied to patients who self-inject recreational drugs, most commonly heroin, although many other agents are frequently injected, including cocaine, prescription opioids and methamphetamine.

Epidemiology

 

Clinical presentation

Intravenous drug users may present due to problems:

 

 

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