Pathogen causing infection related to body piercing should be determinedBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1211/a (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1211
- Rakesh Khanna, specialist registrar in accident and emergency (Rakesh@ChandKhanna.freeserve.co.uk),
- S Sathish Kumar, house officer in cardiology.
- Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS
- Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW
EDITOR—We accept Ferguson's contention that wearing body jewellery is essentially a personal experience,1 but such jewellery does have clinical implications.2 Maybe Ferguson would not be astonished at having been asked to remove his ornaments if he appreciated that x rays cannot penetrate steel and that the ornaments may have been creating diagnostic difficulties. This would be especially …