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Complication of nasal piercing by Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis: a case report and a review of literature.
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PMID:  20205910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Body piercing, a growing trend especially in young people, is often complicated by severe infections. We present a case of acute bacterial endocarditis by Staphylococcus aureus complicated by multiple cerebral, kidney, spleen embolisms in a young girl, with no known previous cardiac abnormalities, following the piercing of nasal septum. This case highlights the importance of education of patients with and without structural heart disease to the potential dangerous and even life threatening infectious complications of piercing, and stimulate further discussion on the possibility of antibiotic prophylaxis of such procedures.
Authors:
Battagin Giuliana; Sarmati Loredana; Sordillo Pasquale; Picchi Giovanna; Calisti Giorgio; Ceccarelli Laura; Antonio Pellegrino; Nardi Paolo; Chiariello Luigi; Andreoni Massimo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cases journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1757-1626     ISO Abbreviation:  Cases J     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474272     Medline TA:  Cases J     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Infectious Diseases and Cardiac Surgery, Tor Vergata University Hospital, V, Montpellier 1, 00133, Rome, Italy. sarmati@med.uniroma2.it.
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