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Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;55(2):251-3. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis341. Epub 2012 Apr 5.

Nocardia cyriacigeorgica infections attributable to unlicensed cosmetic procedures--an emerging public health problem?

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Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. andria.apostolou@doh.state.nj.us

Abstract

We describe an outbreak of Nocardia cyriacigeorgica soft-tissue infections attributable to unlicensed cosmetic injections and the first report using multilocus sequence typing sequence data for determining Nocardia strain relatedness in an outbreak. All 8 cases identified had a common source exposure and required hospitalization, surgical debridement, and prolonged antimicrobial therapy.

PMID:
22491504
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cis341
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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