Infection via prolotherapy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that a pain clinic in California that delivered prolotherapy for chronic pain infected seven patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)…

According to the CDC, there are no practice guidelines for this procedure, nor are there formal training programs…

The county health department, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC began investigating other possible exposures, not only for HCV, but also HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV). The agencies sent warning letters to 400 patients who were potentially infected with a bloodborne pathogen after visiting the clinic in the previous 10 months…


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