Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 6th, 2005
In a recent report, researchers in the United States conducted an "epidemiologic, environmental, and laboratory (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) investigation, and case-control study" to "identify risk factors in a large outbreak in 2003 of auricular chondritis associated with piercing.
"Telephone interviews were conducted for 15 cases and 61 controls. Odds ratios were determined for risks of infection."
"Of 15 confirmed cases, nine (60%) were hospitalized (median duration 4.4 days) and treated with intravenous/oral antibiotics. Cases required surgical treatment...
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