Stem Cell Injections in Mexico Led to Drug-Resistant Infections

May 10, 2024

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(MedPage Today) – Three patients developed difficult-to-treat Mycobacterium abscessus infections after receiving embryonic stem cell injections in Mexico in 2022, researchers reported.

Two men — one from Colorado and one from Arizona — acquired the infections in Guadalajara and Baja California, Mexico, from donor embryonic stem cell injections for joint pain, reported Minh-Vu H. Nguyen, MD, of National Jewish Health in Denver, and co-authors in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Read More)