Acupuncture-Induced Cranial Epidural Abscess: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Affiliation

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Acupuncture is a common form of alternative medicine that is used for pain control among other modalities of treatment. It is a relatively safe procedure, but complications, including those of infectious etiology, may still occur.

Keywords

Acupuncture,Brain abscess,Immunosuppression,Streptococcus anginosus,Surgical evacuation,

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