Korean J Fam Med. 2013 Sep;34(5):364-368. English. Case Report.
Family Medicine Clinic and Research Institute of Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Medical Education Unit and Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Infection, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Acupuncture treatment is generally regarded as a relatively safe procedure. However, most procedures have some complications and acupuncture treatment is no exception. Reported complications of acupuncture treatment were mostly mild or temporary symptoms, but certain severe adverse effects were also observed. We report here for the first time a case of liver abscess following acupuncture and moxibustion treatment.