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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 15

of 'Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the eye, ear, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system'

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Hazards of ear-piercing procedures which traverse cartilage: a report of Pseudomonas perichondritis and review of other complications.
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Cumberworth VL, Hogarth TB
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Br J Clin Pract. 1990;44(11):512.
 
A case of severe Pseudomonas perichondritis following a 'fashionable' ear-piercing procedure, performed high on the pinna, is reported. The current vogue for such 'high' ear-piercing, which traverses cartilage rather than the fatty tissue of the ear lobe as in 'traditional' ear-piercing, increases the risk of infection which may produce severe cosmetic deformity.
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Department of Otolaryngology, Queen's Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham.
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