Nocardia cyriacigeorgica Infections Attributable to Unlicensed Cosmetic Procedures-An Emerging Public Health Problem?

Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 8.89). 04/2012; 55(2):251-3. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis341
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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.

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