Skip to main content

Table 3 Diagnoses responsible for admission

From: Hospital admissions and mortality due to complications of injection drug use in two hospitals in Regina, Canada: retrospective chart review

Diagnosis Number of admissions Percentage of admissions (%)
SSTIs 44 30
Bacteremia/sepsis 33 22
IE 26 17
Talcosis 23 15
Epidural abscess/diskitis 16 11
Septic arthritis 14 9
Osteomyelitis 10 7
Psychosis or other psychiatric diagnosis 3 2
Intoxication 3 2
Overdose 2 1
Withdrawal 1 1
AIDS 1 1