Fever in parenteral drug user

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  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Endocarditis
  • Complications of endocarditis, eg, pulmonary septic emboli, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis
  • Skin abscess, cellulitis, myositis, necrotizing fasciitis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Urinary tract infection

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Last updated: December 1, 2014