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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Precipitated by <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Abscess and Bacteremia Due to Acupuncture: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Eric J. Seeley and Henry F. Chambers

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 1, pages e6-e8
Published in print July 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/504945
Diabetic Ketoacidosis Precipitated by Staphylococcus aureus Abscess and Bacteremia Due to Acupuncture: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Acupuncture use is increasing in the United States. Despite multiple studies, the efficacy and safety of acupuncture are poorly defined. We report a previously healthy patient who developed a thigh abscess, bacteremia, and diabetic ketoacidosis after acupuncture treatment. We review the literature on infectious complications of acupuncture.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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