Veterans Affairs Medical Center
When Should Harm-Reduction Strategies Be Used for Inpatients with Opioid Misuse?
April 6, 2016
Case A 33-year-old male with a history of opioid overdose and opioid use disorder is admitted with IV heroin use complicated by injection site cellulitis. He is started on antibiotics with improvement in his cellulitis; however, his hospitalization is complicated by acute opioid withdrawal.