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  1. Drug-related death : an update.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    Risks of drug abuse in a global context. Symposium. Berlin (DEU), 1992/09/15.

    Some epidemiological, morphological and toxicological aspects from a continuous prospective study of drug-related fatalities in Hamburg are described.

    The lethal risk for intravenous drug addicts (IVDA) has increased (1990: n=136 drug-related fatalities in Hamburg; 1991: n=184).

    Infectious diseases are common.

    From the epidemiological point of view the HIV-1 prevalence is decreasing; hepatitis C turned out to be a serious medical problem for IVDA.

    The fatal course of the addiction is mostly caused by heroin overdosage (sometimes in combination with ethylalcohol, benzodiazepines and barbiturates); about 40% of the fatalities were alcoholized (20% with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 1%).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Alcoolisme, Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, SIDA, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Allemagne, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Alcoholism, Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, AIDS, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Germany, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Hemopathy, Immunopathology

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    Code Inist : 002B03D. Création : 199406.