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Article: Staphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess complicating acupuncture: Need for implementation of proper infection control guidelines

TitleStaphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess complicating acupuncture: Need for implementation of proper infection control guidelines
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherEdizioni Medico Scientifiche (E D I M E S). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.microbiologica.net
Citation
New Microbiologica, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 169-174 How to Cite?
AbstractWe report a case of Staphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess centered over the Jizhong acupuncture point (DU 6) which lies along the Du (Back midline) meridian after acupuncture at the corresponding acupuncture point for low back pain. The patient recovered after surgical debridement and drainage and 5 weeks of cloxacillin therapy. Among the 16 anecdotal case reports of pyogenic bacterial infections complicating acupuncture described in the English literature (MEDLINE Search 1996-2002), S. aureus was documented to be the causative agent in 9 (56%). Three patients had septic arthritis, 2 had chronic osteomyelitis, 2 had abscess formation, 1 had chondritis, and 1 had infective endocarditis. Five patients had S. aureus bacteremia. All patients who recovered required prolonged antibiotic treatment of 5-6 weeks, and 6 required drainage and/or debridement. Overall, 3 patients (30%) died. S. aureus causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients who receive acupuncture treatment. More resources should be spent on implementation of proper infection control guidelines, as the money lost due to prolonged hospitalization and medication would far exceed that used for implementation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79184
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.629
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.786
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:51:37Z-
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dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNew Microbiologica, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 169-174en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe report a case of Staphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess centered over the Jizhong acupuncture point (DU 6) which lies along the Du (Back midline) meridian after acupuncture at the corresponding acupuncture point for low back pain. The patient recovered after surgical debridement and drainage and 5 weeks of cloxacillin therapy. Among the 16 anecdotal case reports of pyogenic bacterial infections complicating acupuncture described in the English literature (MEDLINE Search 1996-2002), S. aureus was documented to be the causative agent in 9 (56%). Three patients had septic arthritis, 2 had chronic osteomyelitis, 2 had abscess formation, 1 had chondritis, and 1 had infective endocarditis. Five patients had S. aureus bacteremia. All patients who recovered required prolonged antibiotic treatment of 5-6 weeks, and 6 required drainage and/or debridement. Overall, 3 patients (30%) died. S. aureus causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients who receive acupuncture treatment. More resources should be spent on implementation of proper infection control guidelines, as the money lost due to prolonged hospitalization and medication would far exceed that used for implementation.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subject.meshAbscess - diagnosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapy - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfection Control - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistanceen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshSkin Diseases - diagnosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections - diagnosis - etiology - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshSubcutaneous Tissueen_HK
dc.titleStaphylococcus aureus subcutaneous abscess complicating acupuncture: Need for implementation of proper infection control guidelinesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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