New Delhi: Acupuncture treatment may lead to transmission of bacterial infections, hepatitis B and C, and even HIV, health experts have warned. Microbiologists at the University of Hong Kong insist that use of contaminated needles can have devastating results, reports The China Daily.
"So far, more than 50 cases have been described globally. In most cases ... bacteria were transmitted from the patient`s skin flora or the environment because of inadequate skin disinfection before acupuncture," they added. The researchers further emphasized bacterial infections can result in joint destruction, multi-organ failure, flesh-eating disease and paralysis. They concluded: "Although no clear evidence exists to support a link between acupuncture and HIV infection, there are reports of patients with HIV who had no risk factors other than acupuncture.” ANI
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