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Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;58(5):e110-3. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit753. Epub 2013 Nov 18.

Mycobacterium chelonae infections associated with bee venom acupuncture.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine.

Abstract

We report 3 cases of Mycobacterium chelonae infections after bee venom acupuncture. All were treated with antibiotics and surgery. Mycobacterium chelonae infections should be included in the differential diagnosis of chronic skin and soft tissue infections following bee venom acupuncture.

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Mycobacterium chelonae; acupuncture; bee venom

PMID:
24253248
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit753
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