Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1979 Dec; 109(46): 1828-9.
[Hepatitis following acupuncture]
Three patients with hepatitis B are presented whose common source of infection was attributed to a physician practising acupuncture. The contamination appears to be due to repetitive use of the same needles for insertion. Among the different side effects of acupuncture, hepatitis B may thus be a serious complication if the needles used are not properly autoclaved.