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Levamisole tainted cocaine causing severe neutropenia in Alberta and British Columbia

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2009
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Title
Levamisole tainted cocaine causing severe neutropenia in Alberta and British Columbia
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-6-30
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Authors

Lewinda Knowles, Jane A Buxton, Nataliya Skuridina, Ifeoma Achebe, Donald LeGatt, Shihe Fan, Nancy Yan Zhu, James Talbot

Abstract

Five cases of severe neutropenia (neutrophil counts < 0.5 per 109 cells/L) associated with exposure to cocaine and levamisole, an antihelimithic agent no longer available in Canada, were identified in Alberta in 2008. Alberta and British Columbia (BC) public health officials issued an advisory and urged health care professionals to report cases to public health. This paper presents the findings of the public health investigations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Canada 2 4%
France 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 41 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 6 13%
Other 4 9%
Professor 3 6%
Other 13 28%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 43%
Chemistry 5 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 11%
Neuroscience 1 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2021.
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#5,224,851
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Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#504
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#45,360
of 176,196 outputs
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#1
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