Dermatoses Induced by Illicit Drugs

Daniel Creamer, Michael Gossop


Illicit drugs are readily available and are used relatively commonly. Since illicit substances may adversely affect many organ systems, drug taking causes a range of health problems and physicians in all specialties, including dermatologists, can expect to see patients who use illegal drugs. Damage to health may be caused both directly by the drugs and indirectly by associated drug‐taking behaviours.
Keywords cannabis, inhalants, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ‘krokodil’, ‘skin popping’, injection drug use


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