Cannabis Use and Fungal Infections in a Commercially Insured Population, United States, 2016

Kaitlin Benedict, George R. Thompson, Brendan R. Jackson

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Abstract

Case reports have identified invasive fungal diseases in persons who use cannabis, and fungal contamination of cannabis has been described. In a large health insurance claims database, persons who used cannabis were 3.5 (95% CI 2.6-4.8) times more likely than persons who did not use cannabis to have a fungal infection in 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1308-1310
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • aspergillosis
  • blastomycosis
  • cannabis
  • cannabis use
  • coccidioidomycosis
  • commercially insured population
  • cryptococcosis
  • fungal infections
  • fungi
  • health insurance
  • histoplasmosis
  • mucormycosis
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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