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A study of some opportunistic agents in I.V drug abusers

Author(s): Massoud A | Mahaki E

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 54;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 1996;
Original page

88 patients with drug addition were evaluated for HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBC, anti HIV syphlisis and anti-toxoplasma antibodies. 48 of them were male and 40 were female. The range of their ages was between 19 to 49 years and their addiction time were between 6 month to 30 years. The results show that 5.6% of the patients have HBsAg in their blood serum and 40.9% of them have anti-HBe antibodies. All of them lacked anti-HIV antibodies. 17% of patients were positive on FTAabs test and 37.2% of them have anti-toxoplasma antibodies. There fore we can say that the drug addicts could be attacked by some opportunistic disease such as toxoplasmasis and hepatitis, and so their health control are very important because in this way we could reduce incidence of these disease
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