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Pedicure Problems: The Danger Lurking in Nail Salons

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

“Mycobacteria were isolated from virtually all pedicure spas surveyed, the sole exception being the foot spa that had only been in service for 11 days,” the CDC reported in a 2005 study after an outbreak of a serious infection that left clients' lower legs covered with boils.

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