Cervical spinal epidural abscess following acupuncture and wet-cupping therapy: A case report.

@article{Yao2016CervicalSE,
  title={Cervical spinal epidural abscess following acupuncture and wet-cupping therapy: A case report.},
  author={Yindan Yao and Wenke Hong and Huimin Chen and Qiongfeng Guan and Hu Yu and Xianchao Chang and Yao-ping Yu and Shanhu Xu and Weinv Fan},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={
          108-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Report of an uncommon complication of acupuncture and wet cupping. METHODS A 54-year-old man presented with neck pain and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine revealed an epidural abscess at C4 to T2. RESULTS The symptoms related to epidural abscess resolved partially after treatment with antibiotics. CONCLUSION Acupuncture and wet-cupping therapy should be taken into consideration as a cause of spinal epidural abscesses in patients who present with neck pain… CONTINUE READING

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