Drawing attention to a neglected injecting-related harm: a systematic review of AA amyloidosis among people who inject drugs.
Magdalena Harris, Rachel Brathwaite, Jenny Scott, Gail Gilchrist, Dan Ciccarone, Vivian Hope, Catherine R McGowan
Addiction | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) among people who inject drugs (PWID) can lead to AA amyloidosis: a serious, yet neglected, multi-organ disease. We aim to synthesize findings on the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical outcomes, screening recommendations and challenges to treatment for AA amyloidosis among PWID. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). We searched the following bibliographic databases in July 2017: CINAHL Plus, Embase, Global Health, MEDLINE, PsycEXTRA, PsycINFO and SCOPUS. Studies were included if they investigated AA amyloidosis in PWID. ..View full abstract
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