“High” ear piercing and perichondritis of the pinna

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7309.400 (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:400
  1. Stephen E Kent, consultant otolaryngologista,
  2. Ashok V Rokade, locum registrar in otolaryngology,
  3. Koppada Premraj, clinical assistant in otolaryngology,
  4. Christine Butcher, staff nurse
  1. Warrington Hospital NHS Trust, Warrington WA5 1QG

    EDITOR—Hanif et al highlight the rising incidence of perichondritis of the pinna after “high” ear piercing.1 Our own experience adds further information.

    We found an incidence of 10 cases in a population of 320 000 from July 1998 to October 1999. Nine patients were female, one male, and all were younger than 20 years old. The …

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