Risk of infections with alternative pain treatments

The infection was found in 27 patients who attended an Adelaide clinic specialising in biomesotherapy, which involves the subcutaneous injection of saline solution and homeopathic formulations.

Patients received injections of an M. chelonae contaminated Coley toxin formulation in 2008.

“Outbreaks associated with alternative therapies have sparked calls locally for the imposition of stringent regulations, including registration or licensing of practitioners,” said the