Body Piercing: Coming to a Patient Near You

Beers, Melody S.; Meires, Jan; Loriz, Li

Nurse Practitioner . 32(2):55-60, February 2007.

Recently published data strongly suggest an increase in rates of infection and complications following body piercing. Nurse practitioners need to raise their awareness of the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of piercing-related problems.