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Nonocular manifestations of parenteral drug abuse.


Surv Ophthalmol. 1986 Mar-Apr;30(5):314-20. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The nonocular manifestations of parenteral drug abuse are presented to familiarize the ophthalmologist with this ever growing, medical and psychosocial problem. The ophthalmologist, like other primary care physicians, may be the first professional to encounter these patients whose substance abuse may lead to a wider spectrum of physical and psychiatric illness. The variety, history, and manifestations of abused substances are discussed.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/ETIOLOGY Adult Amphetamines/ADVERSE EFFECTS Bacterial Infections/ETIOLOGY Barbiturates/ADVERSE EFFECTS Child Cocaine/ADVERSE EFFECTS Drugs/ADMINISTRATION & DOSAGE Female Hallucinogens/ADVERSE EFFECTS Hepatitis, Toxic/ETIOLOGY Heroin Dependence/COMPLICATIONS Human Hypnotics and Sedatives/ADVERSE EFFECTS Injections, Intravenous Male Mycoses/ETIOLOGY Narcotics/ADVERSE EFFECTS Neoplasms/CHEMICALLY INDUCED Protozoan Infections/ETIOLOGY Skin Diseases/CHEMICALLY INDUCED Substance Abuse/*COMPLICATIONS Tranquilizing Agents/ADVERSE EFFECTS JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW


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